Here is a great opportunity to give back.
The mission of Connecticut Food Bank is to alleviate hunger. And they need your help. They are seeking neighborhood partners for a weekly food-giving program. Families who want to contribute non-perishable food weekly to the CT Food Bank are given a shoesize box Tupperware container at no cost. They put the food they want to donate in the box and place the box next to their mailbox at their neighborhood’s agreed-upon date and time (in my neighborhood in Stamford it’s Saturday mornings at 9:30). One of the neighborhood families travels around the neighborhood, picking up the food. It takes 20 minutes, maximum. All the collected food is stored in someone’s garage until the CT Food Bank picks it up, probably once a month.
This project is a great way for kids to learn to give back to their community. It’s also a wonderful way for older students to fulfill their school’s community service requirement.
If you are interested, please contact Mary Lynn Halland at 917-657-0943 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Mary Lynn’s Stamford neighborhood has been participating for years. She thinks it could work here in Fairfield too!
Connecticut Food Bank provides food and resources to approximately 600 community-based food programs, such as soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters and low-income adult and child day programs in six of the state’s eight counties: Fairfield, Litchfield, Middlesex, New Haven, New London and Windham. Connecticut Food Bank is the largest centralized source of emergency food in Connecticut and distributes an average of 33 tons of food every business day. Learn more at www.ctfoodbank.org.