The New Milford Food Bank’s Walk-A-Mile

September 10th, 2012 at 5:34 pm by under Community, WTNH Blogs

In recognition of September as Hunger Action Month WTNH Community Affairs will be highlighting events/fundraisers that are  helping to fight hunger in Connecticut communities.

The New Milford food bank is holding their unique annual event Walk-A-Mile.  This event is designed to bring in much needed donations and raise awareness and empathy to some of the additional struggles of the economically disadvantaged.  New Milford Social Worker, Leah Pullaro, says that many clients of the food bank cope with issues such as car ownership, funds to purchase gasoline and even a bus ticket.

Participants purchase a bag of groceries and walk, carrying their purchases, about 1 mile to the local food bank. Once they reach the food bank, participants help sort their purchases and get the opportunity to see the pantry’s shelves begin to fill.

Sunday September 23rd, 2012

During the hours of 1pm-3pm

Meet at the Big Y Shopping Center

Walk to the New Milford Social Services Food Bank

Located at the Richmond Center (40 Main St.)

Please contact the New Milford Social Services Dept to register or with additional questions:
860-355-6079

If you or your group cannot attend the walk but wish to donate items, or would like to walk on another date, the pantry says please feel free to do so.  Food and household items accepted at Social Services Monday – Friday, 8am-4pm.

 

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