Town of Babylon Councilman Anthony Manetta recently joined with the Sons of Italy Constantino Brumidi Lodge to host the 5th annual Pasta and Sauce Food Drive, which has become a yearly initiative to help collect items to benefit the Town of Babylon Food Pantry.
The 2022 Pasta and Sauce Drive received a record amount of donations with over 1,000lbs of pasta and hundreds of jars of sauce collected. Councilman Manetta was joined by Councilman DuWayne Gregory, Town Clerk Gerry Compitello, Receiver of Taxes Jennifer Montiglio and Department of Human Services Commissioner Traci Fonville to tally the donations and thank all who contributed.
“On behalf of the Town of Babylon, I would like to sincerely thank all of the businesses, organizations and residents who contributed to our most successful pasta and sauce driver yet,” said Councilman Manetta. “The Town of Babylon Food Pantry is an invaluable resource to our community and I am grateful to all who have helped keep their shelves stocked,” he added.
Councilman Manetta would also like to extend a special thank you to the West Babylon Lions Club, Constantino Brumidi Lodge, Roomers, Belfast Gastropub, Reed Taylor Beauty, West Babylon Public Library, Greybarn, Positions Dance Studio, the Village of Babylon, Strega Rose Tattoo Arts, and the Bay Village Civic Association, all of which contributed to making this year’s drive a success.
Photo (left to right): Councilman DuWayne Gregory, Receiver of Taxes Jennifer Montiglio, Councilman Anthony Manetta and Town Clerk Gerry Compitello.
Councilman Anthony Manetta accepts donations from the staff of Reed Taylor Beauty in Lindenhurst.
Councilman Anthony Manetta accepts donations from Greybarn North Amityville Community Director Michael Loeffler and Community Director Kim Davis.
Councilman Anthony Manetta accepts donations from Sabrina Savino, President of Constantino Brumidi Lodge in Deer Park.
Councilman Anthony Manetta accepts donations from the West Babylon Public Library Adult Services Coordinator Nicole Haas and Youth Services Coordinator Carisse Mitchell.
Councilman Anthony Manetta accepts donations from the owner Danielle Vergano of Roomers in Lindenhurst.
Councilman Anthony Manetta accepts donations from the West Babylon Lions Club members Dave Gallagher, Tom Lano and Rob Congiusta.
Councilman Anthony Manetta accepts donations from Belfast Gastropub owner Bobby Fortier and Mayor Mike Lavorata in Lindenhurst.