Two Amazing Connecticut Organizations Pair Up to Launch Mobile Food Pantry
Close to 150 families were able to stop by the Walnut Hill Community Church to pick up food thanks to two amazing organizations.
Every month since last November, the United Way and the Connecticut Food Bank help feed some of the working poor in the Danbury area. According to mysanantonio.com., this mobile food pantry is unique because it opens from 5:30 to 6:30pm, after people get off from work. The United Way is trying to help the ALICE families, which stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. People in this specific category do have jobs but are just above the poverty line, so some of their basic needs are tough to come by.
The United Way cites a 2016 study that revealed 38% of Connecticut families struggle to get by. After the rent and the utility bill is paid, sometimes there just isn't enough money left to buy all the food that's necessary to feed a family for the entire month, which is the primary reason this program was started. The mobile food bank stops by Faith Church in New Milford on the first Wednesday of each month. On the fourth Wednesday, the mobile food pantry stops by the Fairfield Agricultural Extension Site at 67 Stony Hill Road.