When Sandy Flagg, director of Waste Not Want Not Community Kitchen, discovered that one of its commercial freezers had died, Flagg’s first thought was to contact the Granby Lions. She is familiar with the Lions because several Granby Lions volunteer time each week to Waste Not Want Not. In addition, the Granby Lions have provided food donations and previously funded the purchase of an industrial stove. Within 48 hours of being contacted by Flagg, the Granby Lions approved funding for a replacement freezer costing $2,800.
Waste Not Want Not, based out of the South Congregational Church, is a 501(c)(3) organization that is in its 12th year of serving the Granby community. Each Wednesday the all-volunteer staff serves 350 meals and distributes over 5,000 pounds of food.