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.
|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.