Surely you've noticed the increase in your grocery bill lately. But, unfortunately, food shortages and supply chain disruptions continue to plague grocery stores across the country.

Labor shortages with food producers and grocery stores, needs of aluminum cans, shortages of glass bottles, a decline in wheat harvest, and rising energy prices are causing food costs to go up and grocery store shelves to be bare.

This is why I'm asking you to help Hillside Food Outreach help our neighbors through I-95's Annual Camping for Cans Campaign in the parking lot at BJ's Wholesale Club at 106 Federal Road in Brookfield this weekend.

I-95 will be on site from Friday, November 19 at 6 a.m. through Sunday, November 21, collecting your non-perishable food items and monetary donations all to help our greater Danbury neighbors in need. Kathy Purdy, the Executive Director of Hillside Food Outreach sent me a list of suggested food items that are needed this weekend.

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