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“When I attend MetroHartford Alliance events, I am always surprised at the excellent connections I make.  We are fortunate to be in a diverse business community,” said Gail Lebert, Director of Partnership Development, Klingberg Family Centers


The Pantry Foodservices Inc. in Berlin made its first delivery to the Klingberg Family Pantry of Klingberg Family Centers this week. Fifty boxes of shelf stable food arrived. Each box includes juice, oatmeal, veggies, fruit, milk, beans, rice, peanut butter, granola bars, soup tuna, pasta, mac and cheese, and tomato sauce. The Pantry Foodservices Inc. is partner of the Greater Boston Food Bank.


The Pantry Foodservices Inc. began last March during the pandemic when the need for food became so urgent for families hit by the economic downturn. It is a new entity created by the owners of David Alan Hospitality Group. Helping People Live in Vitality is its mission as they look to collaborate and help various organizations covering all of New England. “We want to help people get back on their feet so that they can care for themselves,” said David Alan, owner.


Klingberg Family Pantry opened in September of 2020 serving Klingberg client families and had served over 9,000 meals as of January 2021. “We saw the severe need and knew that something needed to be done,” said Dr. Steven Girelli, President/CEO of Klingberg Family Centers. “Healing from trauma is very difficult if you don’t know where your next meal is coming from.” Also supporting the Klingberg Family Pantry are the Joey Logano Foundation and the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain.


Founded in 1903, Klingberg Family Centers is a private, nonprofit multi-service agency providing help to thousands of persons across Connecticut each year through twenty distinct programs. Klingberg’s mission is to help build healing relationships that empower children and families to reach their full potential. Klingberg’s programs are designed to extend hope and healing to children and families whose lives have been traumatized by abuse and/or neglect in its various forms, severe family problems and mental health issues. The main campus is located in New Britain, Connecticut, with an additional location in Hartford. For more information about Klingberg Family Centers, visit