Picking Up Shifts At Monroe Food Pantry :Monroe Hero

Rich Scinto

MONROE, CT — When times are tough, heroes emerge. We all know someone who's making a difference right now as we live through unprecedented times. Here at Patch, we've launched an initiative to help recognize these everyday heroes.

Pam Benedict of Newtown nominated Judy Christensen of Monroe.

Is the nominee considered an “essential worker”?:
Yes

What does the nominee do for work?:
Judy volunteers at the Monroe Food Pantry.

Why do you believe the nominee should be recognized or honored?
Before the Pandemic, Judy had been volunteering one day a week at the Monroe Food Pantry. Many of the other volunteers were seniors, who needed to quarantine. Judy filled in the gaps and worked many, many hours to ensure that food was available to anyone who needed it.

What’s one thing you want everyone to know about your hero?:
Judy is a kind and caring person, who is always there for her family, friends, schools, church, and community. She is the consummate volunteer who continually makes a difference! The world is a better place because of Judy!

>> Do YOU have a local hero you would like us to know about? Share their story here.

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This article originally appeared on the Monroe Patch