Montville Kiwanians and member of the town of Montville high school key Club will be busy this week preparing for Thanksgiving food basket of 50 families who regularly use the food pantry, Montville Kiwanis.
They will also prepare a basket-featured gift card to a Turkey or ham, plus the fixings-to other families in the city that have been identified as in need of help.
Given Turkey's food for families in need is an annual tradition to Montville Kiwanis, but this is the first year of Thanksgiving package being prepared for the client's food pantry, which opened the year-and-a-half ago, said Joe O'Dowd, head of the kitchen.
O'Dowd said the number of clients have more than doubled from a year ago, that's no surprise he was given the economy.
Housed in a room in Montville Methodist Church in Whitehall road next to Towaco Fire Department, food pantry, which opened in April of 2010 amid concerns that food pantry in another town that serves the residents of Montville closes.