According to, there are 390,000 people at risk for hunger in Connecticut. In Danbury, 10% of the population lives in poverty. In Hartford, 47% of children live in poverty and in Waterbury, 31.4% of children live in poverty. This is the exact reason why I-95 is "Camping for Cans" this weekend to benefit Hilllside Food Outreach.I-95 will be manning the RV, from Dave's RV, all weekend long, from 6am on Friday until 4pm on Sunday. Our Camping for Cans Food Drive is extra special for Lou, Pam, Tim, Large Dave, and myself because we get to witness, first hand, the generosity of the I-95 listener.

6th Annual "Camping for Cans Food Drive Hangin' with Joe Bouchard from BOC and Mark Rivera from Billy Joel's band - Credit I-95 Archives

One of the most memorable scenarios over the years during "Camping For Cans," is when I get to witness a family pull up to drop off some cans of food and then I see the kids have come along to help. What a great lesson to teach the kids!

For a list of the non-perishable food items that are needed, go to We also accept cash and checks made out to "Hillside Food Outreach."

One more thing, our goal this year is to collect $10,000, which includes non-perishable food, cash, and checks combined. To help with that lofty goal, we're holding a real live turkey hostage all weekend. His name's Willy and he'll be on-site all weekend and will be cared for by professionally trained turkey handlers. Willy's already a little cranky because he knows if we don't meet our $10,000 goal by 4pm on Sunday, he'll be golden brown on someone's Thanksgiving table.  Not only can you help feed the hungry this weekend but you'll also be helping to "Free Willy!" I-95 listeners are the best!

Willy the Turkey - Credit Getty Images

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