Northford Generosity:  Paying It Forward

Like a number of Connecticut towns, Northford is the gracious host to a new residential community represented by Calcagni Real Estate. As the company’s familiarity with the town expanded, so too did their determination to match the kindness of Northford’s motivational inhabitants.

Following the tragic death of her 18-year-old son Matt in 2009, Lynn Riordan developed a benevolent mission:  Building a Northford food pantry to aid the hungry in Matt’s name. This was, Riordan believed, an opportunity to display gratitude for the compassion she received from her hometown, and to reciprocate with a thoughtful gesture of her own. Lynn founded the food bank in the back of Northford’s Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church at 1311 Middletown Avenue, and with the generosity of local volunteers and businesses, doors opened on June 6th of this year.

Lisa-Maryam unloading food

With overflowing awe of Riordan’s efforts, Calcagni Real Estate in partnership with Sunwood Development hosted a food drive for the North Branford Food Pantry at Bridgewater Estates, a neighborhood of new homes currently under development in Northford. Nonperishable food items were donated by the public and Calcagni agents, North Branford’s Big Y donated a gift card and the Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Central Connecticut matched these contributions with a monetary donation of $1,000.

Stocked shelves

As Lynn Riordan and other resident volunteers exemplify, the community of Northford is a supportive one. Calcagni is honored to represent one of its neighborhoods within such a nobly-minded town.


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