Food pantries in Danbury desperately need your help!

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The calls for food assistance in Fairfield County between March and June of 2020 is 5-times greater than last year. The United Way of Western Connecticut is asking you to please pitch in.

This Friday, August 7 from 2 to 6 pm and Saturday, August 8 from 9 am - 12 noon, the United Way is holding a drive-by community food drive at Danbury Fair Mall to benefit the Danbury Food Collaborative.

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Your donations will be CONTACT-FREE as you drive through near the main entrance to the Danbury Fair Mall facing Backus Ave. Masked United Way volunteers will remove the food from your vehicle. You don't need to get out of your car.

It may be difficult to believe that Connecticut, one of the richest states in the country includes a segment of the population where families sometimes need to make a decision whether to pay their rent or purchase food to eat. Food insecurity in Connecticut could increase by 44 percent due to various situations like unemployment and economic dislocation due to the coronavirus.

This is where the generous kind people of Connecticut like yourselves step up to help Connecticut residents who are in trouble. Our 'I-95 Camping For Cans' campaigns is a perfect example of how compassionate Connecticut residents can be when called upon to help others.

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The Danbury Food Collaborative is almost empty so please, if you're able, stop by the United Way's Community Food Drive on Friday(8/7) or Saturday(8/8) and help out fellow residents who've been affected by the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic.