September 28, 2021
Food Distribution continues through October at Danbury High School
United Way of Western Connecticut, Walnut Hill Community Pantry and Connecticut Foodshare partner with the City of Danbury and Danbury Public Schools to continue mass drive-thru food distribution through October.
Free Drive-Thru Distribution Every Saturday in October from 10 am to 1 pm at Danbury High School
DANBURY, CT – Danbury High’s drive-thru food distribution, hosted by United Way of Western Connecticut and Walnut Hill Community Pantry, provided 60,000 pounds of food to more than 3,000 families during three Saturday events this past September. In total, the drive has distributed 128,000 pounds of food to those in need in just two months.
We are pleased to announce that the food distribution at Danbury High has been extended to all five Saturdays in October, thanks to the availability of produce boxes from Connecticut Foodshare. This food distribution is not limited to Danbury residents. This is a free program. No registration or documentation is required. Walk-ups will also be accepted.
“The number of families and seniors coming to pick up this food has been consistent over August and September, so we’re glad to be able to extend the distribution through October,” said Isabel Almeida, President of United Way of Western Connecticut. “We are so grateful to the community partners and volunteers that are making this possible. It’s a great example of people coming together to address a community need.”
The Food Distribution will continue to partner with the Danbury Health Department and Griffin Health by offering mobile vaccination clinics onsite during four of the events. Residents can receive a COVID-19 vaccine at Danbury High School on October 2nd, 9th, 23rd and 30th.
Interested in volunteering? Sign-up to help out: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C49ADA82CA1FAC52-danbury
To learn more about where to find Connecticut Foodshare pantries and drive-thru distributions, visit: https://www.ctfoodbank.org/get-help/connecticut-food-banks-mobile-pantry-schedule/