Earlier this year when face masks became a new necessity and Southbury resident Lynne Perry became the new owner of the popular local gift shop Newbury Place, she decided to offer customers unique and stylish versions of this now, regrettably, must-have item and to give back the profits to her community and its members most hard hit by the pandemic. She and her sales staff at Newbury Place in Southbury presented a donation of $1,886 to the Southbury Food Bank on Friday, November 6, an amount representing $2 for each of the 943 fabric masks they sold through the end of October.

Presenting the donation were (from left) Megan LaCava, Lynne Perry and Donna Klim to Southbury Food Bank Director Ann Marie Galus. Ms. Galus noted that as the food bank has shifted the way that it serves its clients due to the pandemic away from in-person shopping to pickup of pre-packed bags, that monetary donations are most helpful, allowing them to make bulk purchases of essential items. (O’Brien photo)

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