This Saturday, Nov. 18, Wilton residents will have a chance to help the hungry in our community through the Wilton Postal Food Drive. Letter carriers in Wilton are delivering grocery bags and suggested shopping lists to all postal customers this week in advance of Saturday’s effort, which benefits the Person-to-Person Food Pantry.
With 10% of people living in Fairfield County struggling with food insecurity–including more than 14% of children who don’t know where their next meal is coming from–the P2P Food Pantry is a critical safety net for neighbors in Wilton, Westport, Weston and Norwalk.
People are encouraged to leave a bag of non-perishable groceries at their mailbox this Saturday morning or drop it off at the Wilton Post Office on Hubbard Rd.. P2P is promoting healthy eating habits, so organizers encourage donations of items that are low in sodium, no salt added, unsweetened, no sugar added and made from whole grains.
Person-to-Person, Inc. was established in 1968 to provide low-income individuals and families living in Lower Fairfield County with basic emergency services. A community-supported agency, Person-to-Person is committed to helping clients achieve self-sufficiency through practical help, advocacy, education and problem-solving initiatives. Programs include Emergency Assistance, Campership and Scholarship. With offices in Darien and Norwalk, the Person-to-Person service area includes Darien, New Canaan, Norwalk, Stamford, Weston, Westport and Wilton.