Cookie Donations Needed by Dec. 18

HARDWICK – Cookies donations are needed for Hardwick Area Food Pantry’s Christmas boxes. Every year, the food pantry brings together volunteers and donors to distribute holiday food boxes to local individuals and families and are looking forward to sharing holiday cookies donated by the community for this year’s Christmas boxes. All cookies will be accepted between now and December 18, during open pantry hours: Monday, noon to 2 p.m.; Thursday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. The pantry is located at 39 West Church St. in Hardwick. Package cookies in sets of a dozen with a label listing the ingredients. For more information, contact LauraLee Sweeney at (802) 472-5940 or