Carol Moore, a parishioner of St. Paul’s Church in Bantam, carries breakfast sandwiches during the church’s Boar’s Head tailgate and breakfast to go on Sunday. BZ photos

Parishioners of St. Paul’s Church in Bantam and the church’s priest in charge, the Rev. Brett Figlewski, braved bitter cold on Sunday to distribute food to local individuals in need.

The church’s Boar’s Head tailgate and breakfast to go saw pork chops, pork cutlets, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, breakfast sandwiches and baked goods distributed to 39 individuals who had requested assistance. The church purchased the pork chops and pork cutlets, the mashed potatoes and green beans were donated by Litchfield’s social services office, and the breakfast sandwiches were donated by Patty’s Restaurant.

Parishioners provided the baked goods. The tailgate and breakfast to go followed similar food distributions by the church at Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Sunday also marked the official opening of the church’s new parking lot, which was built on land behind the existing lot and gives the church much-needed extra parking. The church has also unveiled its new website: saintpaulsbantam.org.

The Rev. Brett Figlewski pulls a pork chop out of a cooler during the distribution event.

Laurie Parsons places a container of mashed potatoes and green bean casserole into a bag held by the Rev. Brett Figlewski. Carol Moore is in the middle.

The church’s new parking lot was finished in time for Sunday’s service and tailgate event.