As the pandemic rages on into it's seventh month, the term "food insecurity" is being bandied about much too often. It's impossible for some to find affordable, basic food. I wrote an article yesterday about Waterbury's efforts to feed those in need with a free food giveaway in town, and today, I came across an event that will help out the less-fortunate living in Newtown that I'd like to share with you.

Newtown Savings Bank will be hosting a "Drive and Drop" Food Collection, at all of their branches, on Friday and Saturday, October 23-24, 2020. They'll be collecting non-perishable food items on Friday from 1-4PM, and on Saturday from 9AM-noon.

Some of the items that they've listed for suggested donations are:

  • Canned Fruits and Vegetables
  • Soup
  • Rice
  • Pasta
  • Tomato Products
  • Juice Boxes
  • Peanut Butter and Jelly
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Personal Products
  • Dog/Cat Food

All 14 Newtown Savings Bank branch locations will be participating in this event, you can drop off your donation at any of the following Newtown Savings Bank locations:

  • Bethel : 211 Greenwood Ave
  • Bethel: 68 Stony Hill Rd (Rt. 6)
  • Brookfield : 14 Candlewood Lake Road
  • Danbury : 30 Main Street
  • Monroe : 535 Monroe Tpke (Rt. 111)
  • Monroe : 477 Main St (Rt. 25)
  • Newtown : 32 Church Hill Road
  • Newtown : 274 South Main St
  • Oxford : 280 Oxford Rd (Rt. 67)
  • Shelton : 815 Bridgeport Ave
  • Shelton : 194 Leavenworth Street (Rt. 110)
  • Southbury : 685 Main Street South
  • Trumbull : 926 White Plains Road
  • Woodbury : 238 Main Street South

If you have any questions, or need any information about Newtown Savings Bank's Drive and Drop Food Collection, call 800-461-0672

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