Food Distribution Extends at DHS, September 11, 18, & 25

September 16, 2021

Drive-Thru Food Distribution Extends Through September 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

Saturday, September 11, 18, & 25 from 10 am to 1 pm.

DANBURY, CT –  The drive-thru food distribution, hosted by United Way of Western CT and Walnut Hill Community Pantry, provided 68,000 pounds of food to more than 3,400 families in the greater Danbury community throughout the month of August. The food for this distribution is provided by Connecticut Foodshare.

“Seeing the gratitude on the faces of the people who receive this food is very rewarding,” said Isabel Almeida, President of United Way of Western Connecticut. “Many people continue to struggle in our region, despite working hard. Elder care workers, housecleaners, and seniors are among those coming to pick up food. We can’t thank the City, the schools, Walnut Hill Community Pantry, and Connecticut Foodshare enough for coming together to make this happen.”

Danbury High School (43 Clapboard Ridge Road) will continue to host a drive-thru food distribution for three Saturdays in September. Cars can drive-up from 10 am – 1 pm to receive a box of fresh produce from the Connecticut Foodshare program. This food distribution is not limited to Danbury residents. It is a free program and no registration or documentation is required. Walk-ups will also be accepted.

We want to thank Walnut Hill Community Pantry for generously providing logistical and volunteer support for this event, the Danbury Public Schools for the use of the facility, and the City of Danbury, Danbury Police Department and Law Enforcement Cadets for their assistance.

In addition to the food drive, the Danbury Health Department has organized mobile vaccination clinics from Griffin Health to provide residents the opportunity to receive a COVID-19 vaccine during the event dates.

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/

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