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RVNAhealth Launches Community Food Drive to Support Neighbors Struggling with Food Insecurity

This summer, RVNAhealth is partnering with the Danbury Health Department to ensure the Covid-19 vaccine reaches underserved communities where obstacles, such as time, transportation, information, and access, are preventing people from getting vaccinated.

As part of this public health initiative, RVNAhealth will also be bringing a “traveling food pantry” into these communities to help neighbors who are experiencing food insecurity. After receiving their vaccine, community members will have the opportunity to “shop” in the food pantry and bring nonperishable items home to share with their families.

RVNAhealth is kindly suggesting the following items:

  •          Pasta, Rice, Cereal, Oatmeal, Macaroni & Cheese
  •          Protein, Granola, and Snack Bars
  •          Nut Products | Peanut Butter, Almond Butter, Tahini, Whole Nuts
  •          Dried or Dehydrated Fruit | Apricots, Dates, Figs, Prunes, Raisins
  •          Nutritional Supplements | Ensure, Glucerna, Boost, Protein Shakes
  •          Canned & Jarred Products | Vegetables, Soups, Beans, Tuna Fish, Jelly
  •          Kid-Friendly, Healthy Snacks | No Sugar Added Applesauce & Fruit Cups, Pretzels, Popcorn, Goldfish Crackers

The community food drive kicks-off on Wednesday, May 26th and will run thru Wednesday, June 2. Items may be dropped off in marked boxes at RVNAhealth, Ridgefield Parks & Recreational Center, Ridgebury Congregational Church, and Scotland Elementary School.

If you are interested in learning more about ways to support RVNAhealth’s public health initiatives, please visit rvnahealth.org/support-us.

If you would like more information about this topic, please call Stephanie Collins, Coordinator for Community Health and Wellness, at 203.438.5555, x1012, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

RVNAhealth (formerly RVNA or Ridgefield Visiting Nurse Association) is a private, non-profit, mission driven organization founded and focused on care. While the name and services have evolved since the organization’s founding as a home health care agency in 1914, the guiding principles have remained steadfast: a mission to serve, exceptional patient care, and a commitment to excellence in quality and service.

 

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