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And it’s over. Between ticket sales, sponsors, donors, and the silent auction,

Wilton Rocks for Food 5 raised $135,000 to support the Wilton Food Pantry and the Connecticut Food Bank. 100% of all money raised goes to these worthy organizations.

If you’d like to add to the total please visit

In 5 years we have raised $415,000.


There are so many people to thank;  please take a moment to read this.

The Musicians, without whom I’d be a really bad solo act.

First and foremost, the world’s greatest house band-Dan Berg on Bass/Vocals/Keys and Brennan Gildersleeve on Drums/Vocals.  Without their amazing talent, guidance, and unlimited dedication this event would not exist. 

We had 35 musicians play this year and each gave an amazing performance.
Vocals.  Kelley Addison, Dan Berg, Jason Coviello, Brian Fitzgerald, Jeff Fox, Matt Greene, Brennan Gildersleeve, Diane Knox, Gerry Lee, Mike Oliver, Kim Pearson, Patty Perry, Adrienne Reedy, Donna Savage, Andy Schlesinger, Dave Sonatore, Graham Sultan, Joan Wallace,

Guitar. Scott Bender, Mark Dodman, Jeff Fox, Matt Greene, Jack Jackson, Mike Oliver, Ben Randol, Andy Schlesinger, Alex Sherk, Dave Sonatore, John Taylor

Bass Dan Berg, Tim Flanagan, McNeil Johnson, Bruce Reznik
Keyboards Dan Berg, McNeil Johnson, Tom Santocroce
Strings McNeil Johnson, Alysia Love,

Drums and Percussion Greg Feldman, Brennan Gildersleeve, Dave McNamara, Chris Peacock
Sax Dave Gould, Saurin Shah

Trumpet Bill Lalor

This group spends 3 months in my basement paying for whiskey by playing music. It’s an incredible sacrifice.  Thank you!

The Sponsors whose support and generosity is deeply appreciated.

ASML, Bankwell, Breitling, Ed’s Garage Doors, Edgewater Markets, Matthew Greene Educational Consulting, Good Morning Wilton, Inspira Marketing, Marine Max, Metroflor, Christopher Peacock Kitchens, Southern Glazer Wines, Tito’s Homemade Vodka


Abud Family, Alexander Family Foundation, Amadeo Family, Berg Family, Carroll Family, Natalia Chefer, Chrabalowski Family, Jason Coviello and Paula Smith, Michael Crystal, Dzurilla Family, Garrett Family, Hepworth Family, Horner Family, Howell Family, Gildersleeve Family, Jasinski Family, Eric Jayaweera, Jeff Johnson and Jackie Bayne, Steve and Tamara Kalin, Kesselman Family, Knox Family, Lee Family, O’Connell Family, O’Donnell Family, Patty Perry, Quantock Family, Randol Family, Rich Family, Rogg Family, Santacroce Family, Schlesinger Family, Shah Family, Siegel Family, Stroup Family, Turner Family, Vanderslice Family, Wilson Family, Yang-Kauh Family,


Silent Auction Donors Please shop local.
Special Thank You to Kim (Monica Geller) Rogg for making this such a success.


Addison Music, Advanced Specialty Care, Anonymous ski house lady, Anytime Fitness, Aroma Spa, Beardsley Travelling Art Framing, Tim Birch, John Birdsall, Blue Star Bazaar, Matt Bostwick, Breitling, Bubble and Brew, Cactus Rose, The Capital Theater, Captain Obvious Band, The Crabshell, Craft, Dynamic Edge Fitness, Equinox Hotels, Carey Field, Flour Water Salt Bread Bakery, Gabrielle’s Steakhouse, Dan Gardella, Brennan Gildersleeve, Matthew Greene Consultants, A.J. Gundel Music, GoGo Tuners, Leslie Huegi, Hiit Kick Fitness, Inspira Marketing Group, Jackie Jackson Yoga, McNeil Johnson, Joyride Wilton, Tara Kovach, Michael Kelly Guitars, Kaoud Carpets, The Lake Club, William Lalor, Gerry Lee, Arthur Lipner, Litehouse Designs, The Little Pub, Malin and Goetz Cosmetics, Marine Max, Marley’s, Mary Kay, Massage Green Spa, Mathnasium, Metroflor, Milestone Restaurant, N&C Equestrian, Becky Newman, The NFL, Open House Gift Shop, Painted Cookie, Parlor Restaurant, Passage East Kennels, Chris Peacock, Pepperidge Farm, Pilates Advantage, Pinocchio’s Pizza, PTP Fitness, The Pizza Truck, Ring’s End, Ripkas Cafe, Rockwell Framing, Rodin and Fields, Russ and Kim Rogg, Andy Schlesinger, School of Rock, Saurin Shah, Siegel Family, Signature Style, Cindy Sinor, Rodger and Lori Smith, Barbara Sreckovic, Total Wine, Two Roads Brewery, Village Market, The Voice Studio, Joan Wallace, The Well, Wilton Hardware, Wilton Jewelers, Wilton Playshop

The Party
Kim Pearson, the capo di tutti i capo. No one can organize and put on a party like she can. I may have to marry her. It turns out she can sing pretty well too...
Deb Chrabolowski, Barb Cunningham, Jennifer Gruseke, Julee Jarvey, Dawn Jasinski, Cory Lee,  Nora Stockmar, Laura Skura-Jackowski
The Bartenders. Rich Cunningham, Brian Gruseke, Joel Jasinski, Russ Rogg


Wine courtesy of Gerry Lee and Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits, and Bookmark Wines
The Wilton Rocktail provided by Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Gerry Lee

Beer provided by 212 Brewery and Andy Schlesinger and Kim Pearson. Tap system courtesy of Jason Coviello
Food Provided by Andy Schlesinger and Kim Pearson and Parlor Pizza
Poster Design donated by Rob Phelps Design

Photography donated by Brian Kesselman and Jeff Johnson

Sound AJ Audio

Please thank those who support this event, shop the businesses that give back, and continue to have a positive impact on our world.

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It’s never too early or too late to donate.
I am incredibly grateful and proud and you should be as well. 

We will see you December 5, 2020 at Wilton Rocks for Food 6.

Thank you,

Andy Schlesinger
Wilton Rocks for Food

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