United Way of Western Connecticut, the Walnut Hill Community Pantry and the CT food Bank have been doing big things for our community.

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According to a press release from the City of Danbury, the collaborative effort has distributed 128,000 pounds of food to families with a need. The contact free drive-thru events have taken place over three Saturdays at Danbury High School and over 3,000 families have benefited from them.

President of United Way of Western Connecticut Isabel Almeida commented on the effort, saying “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."

They are not done assisting Danbury area families, the events will continue with Almeida noting, “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."

You can attend the drive-thru events to get food on Saturdays in October from 10 am to 1 pm at Danbury High School. They will also continue to provide free vaccinations from the Danbury Health Department and Griffin Health. Mark your calendars to attend on the following Saturdays, October 2, 9, 23 and 30.

If you are looking to assist families, be sure to donate food or money to these wonderful organizations.

United Way of Western CT 

Walnut Hill Community Pantry 

CT Food Bank

The event is also in need of volunteers. If you are willing and able click here to sign up. The drive-thru is not limited to Danbury residents only, and walk-ups are accepted.

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