Food drive at Town Hall on Thursday, help needed for hungry residents

Residents will have their chance to help out people in need tomorrow just by picking up a few extra items at the store and bringing them to Town Hall tomorrow, Aug. 1, for the annual food drive.

The food drive is being done by town employees in connection with The Salvation Army and it will be collecting items tomorrow from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Town Hall Meeting Room. The food collected will be given to Neighbor to Neighbor as well as the town’s Department of Social Services’ food pantry to help Greenwich residents who have trouble with what so many take for granted, having something to eat.

According to the Salvation Army, the items most needed are cereal, Parmalat whole milk, canned tuna, canned meats, animal crackers, canned soup, canned vegetables and fruits, packaged rice, peanut butter, jelly, pasta, tomato sauce, crackers, iced tea mix, snack items, bottled juice, coffee, packaged juice for children and baby food.

Food that spoils, like fresh fruit, meat and milk are not recommended because of their limited shelf lives. People are also told to not just clear out the back of their cupboards because often time that food has passed its expiration date and cannot be given to anyone in need of assistance.

Additionally, other items like toilet paper, toothpaste, paper towels, soap and shampoo are also needed.

Demand for these items have grown in recent years and event organizers say help is needed more than ever. Donations will be accepted all day at the Meeting Room.

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