Camping for Cans 2019 Proves to Be a Record-Breaking Success for Greater Danbury
i95 has done Camping for Cans for twelve years and this year's event broke all previous records, raising 9,600 pounds of food and $11,000 dollars for Hillside Food Outreach, an amazing local organization that helps feed folks in need right here in our local area.
Every year, we leave this event with a renewed faith in humanity, but this year was even more special. This year, we started out raising tons of money and food on Day 1, which helped propel the weekend along.
These successes were all due to the generosity of the people in the Greater Danbury area. We saw people from all walks of life, backgrounds and lifestyles give and give and give. We would not pull off this huge undertaking without our sponsors so a special thanks goes out to them:
- Savings Bank of Danbury - Title sponsor
- Danbury Kia and Danbury Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Fiat
- BJ's Wholesale Club (Brookfield)
- Dave's RV
- Lesser Evil Snacks
- Brookfield Deli
- Texas Roadhouse
- Coca-Cola Beverage Northeast
- Durkin's Tent Rentals
Thank you to each and every one of you who stopped by and donated your hard earned money or made a food donation. Your generous gift will go a long way this year to help those in our area.
Thank you to our staff, our volunteers and the folks from the Hillside Food Outreach for their tireless work. Thank you to my friends and family for showing their support. Thank you to the great people at the Danbury Westerners for providing ticket vouchers for our donors. Thank you to Allison Stockel from the Ridgefield Playhouse for doing a donation match Friday morning.
Lastly, I'd like to thank our special guests who joined us for the Friday morning broadcast. Comedian Christine O'Leary, Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton and musician Christopher Robin. These three talented, sweet people helped build even more excitement around this event, building interest and engagement.
With the success of 2019, it means even loftier goals for 2020 but we will rise to the occasion because this is such a worthy cause and one we are proud to work on every year. If you were not able to make it out this past weekend, you can still donate here.
Here are some photos from throughout the weekend: