The Watertown Sons & Daughters of Italy made a donation to the Watertown Food Pantry. From Left to Right: Watertown Food Pantry Coordinator Kathy Cunningham, Event Chairman
Mark Pettiglio, Comedian Jack Lynch, Watertown Sons & Daughters of Italy President Antonio
Mastantuono and Watertown Sons & Daughters of Italy Member Robert Martins. The following information was provided by the Watertown Sons & Daughters of Italy Lodge:
This month the Watertown Sons & Daughters of Italy Lodge Piave Fiume #1036, an affiliate Lodge of the National Order Sons of Italy in America, presented a check of $5,000 dollars to the Watertown Food Pantry, along with food items. The donation was made possible by hosting a comedy night fundraiser in June. Late February of 2022 the ceiling of the basement at Belmont Watertown United Methodist Church, which houses many programs and services including the Watertown Food Pantry, collapsed. “Food pantries and recovery programs were hit the hardest during the pandemic,” says event chairman, Mark Petteglio, “once we heard the ceiling collapsed we knew we needed to help.