Watching the meal-packaging experience for the neediest in the world at work right here in Wilton has been truly inspiring and heartwarming over these past six years! You see volunteers really enjoying themselves as they work hard together to the accompaniment of lively music and regular gong-ringing by one of the youngest volunteers that signals another 1,000 meals packaged towards the all-day goal of 165,000 meals.
Each fall, the Wilton Interfaith Action Committee (Wi-ACT) conducts its all-day meal-packaging event. This year’s event is on Saturday, Oct. 22 with four two-hour shifts: 9-11 a.m., 11-1 p.m., 1-3 p.m., and 3-5 p.m. at the WEPCO Church Complex, 36 New Canaan Road. Volunteering for this meal-packaging work is open to everyone. You can register at http://signup.com/go/PgTVhZ and choose your shift on that site as long as space remains available in each shift. Youth aged 13 and above can sign up on their own; children (as young as 6) should sign up with their parents.