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TORRINGTON, CT - 16 September, 2008 - 091608MO01 -  The Friendly Hands Food Bank change drive has collected about $900 using jars like the one seen here at Scarpelli's Family Restaurant on Migeon Avenue. Executive Director Maureen Hubert said the jars will be deployed at various city locations through Sept. 30, and she's hoping the pace picks up. A penny drive last year netted more than $3,000, and Hubert said with the economy slumping "we need all the help we can get." Scarpelli's will be cooking for a pasta supper to benefit the 50 King St. food bank on Oct. 10 at St. Francis School on Prospect Street. Tickets, which cost $8 for adults and are free for children 6 and under, can be purchased at the food bank, or at the door. Richard Jubrey of Torrington waits for a meal at left. Jim Moore Republican-American.