Election Day food drive

On Tuesday, Nov. 3, from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., Person-to-Person will be collecting non-perishable foods to help stock the P2P Food Pantry in Norwalk. P2P donation boxes will be at each of the three polling places in Wilton (Cider Mill School, Middlebrook School and Wilton High School).
In Fairfield County, nearly 12% of neighbors are struggling with food insecurity, P2P reports, and for children, the number is even higher, with one in six not knowing where their next meal is coming from.
Last year, P2P Norwalk provided clients with groceries for more than 533,000 meals — including families in Wilton. According to Norwalk site manager Callie Jayne, this year’s demand is likely to exceed that total. “Fortunately, because of the generous donations from members of the community, we will be able to meet the need of people who come to us for food.” Jayne noted that the combination of individual donations and P2P partnerships with local retailers and food banks enables P2P to provide groceries for a full week of meals at an average cost of $35 per person.
“Any non-perishable food donation is most appreciated,” said Jayne, “but the items needed most right now include beans, canned fruit, hot and cold cereal, pasta, pasta sauce, canned vegetables, and hearty soups.”
For more information about P2P, contact Jayne at 203 6210691 or calliejayne@p2pHelps. org. Website: p2pHelps.org.