Those in attendance included State Senators Adam Gomez and Eric Lesser, State Representative Brian Ashe, Open Pantry Executive Director Terry Maxey, Attorney’s from the PSRB law firm and the many volunteers and sponsors of the annual Stuffing the Pantry Road Race and Walk event.
Open Pantry celebrated their 10th Annual Stuffing the Pantry Road Race and Walk back on Thanksgiving Day. Thanks to the generous support from the community and record-breaking participation, over 2,500 lbs. of food was garnered and sixty-nine community and business sponsors generously gave a total of $58,000 to support Open Pantry.
Mayor Sarno stated, “This is such a heartfelt and wonderful event that benefits our Open Pantry. What a tremendous and generous amount raised for those in need. I cannot thank the team from the law firm of Pellegrini, Seeley, Ryan and Blakesley and all of our community supporters and sponsors enough for their continued support and generosity. Thanks to their efforts, I know that Terry Maxey and his team at the Open Pantry will continue to provide vital food goods for those in need, especially as we continue to work together to defeat this COVID-19 pandemic. God Bless everyone here for their compassion and support and God Bless our City of Springfield.”