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Food Banks around Wilton need volunteers

According to the Connecticut Food Bank, nearly half a million Connecticut residents struggle with hunger. What is especially troubling is that more than 127,000 children are food insecure.

Wilton residents can donate food to Wilton Interfaith Pantry, run by Wilton Social Services. You can also donate to neighboring town, Ridgefield. There is a Food Pantry inside of Ridgefield Town Hall.

PlaceStreet AddressCityState
Ridgefield Social Services 400 Main Street Ridgefield, CT 06877
Wilton Interfaith Pantry-Wilton Social Services 180 School Road Wilton, CT 06897
New Cannan Food Pantry 77 Main Street New Canaan, CT 06840
Jewish Family Services 431 Post Road East Suite 11 Stamford, CT 06901
Norwalk Salvation Army 14 Byington Place Norwalk, CT 06850
Malta House 5 Prowett Street Norwalk, CT 06855
St. Vincent de Paul 203 East Avenue Norwalk, CT 06855
Care Unit of Macedonia Ministries, Inc 70 South Main Street South Norwalk, CT 06854
Person to Person 76 S. Main Street Norwalk, CT 06854


According to a study named Map The Meal Gap Connecticut’s overall child food insecurity rate is 15.6 percent, representing 117,380 children statewide. Food insecurity is defined by the USDA as the lack of consistent access to adequate amounts of food for an active, healthy life.

Other ways to volunteer with the Connecticut Food Bank can be found here http://www.ctfoodbank.org/ways-to-give/volunteer/

For more information about Mapping the Meal Gap, please find the study here.

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