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Filling In The Blanks Virtual Food Drive

Our final drive for our June Closing Meeting is for Filling in the Blank's virtual food drive.  Filling in the Blanks fights childhood hunger by providing children in need with meals on the weekends.  They have added the New Canaan School District to their program.  NCPS distributed 120 Filling in the Blanks weekend bags along with the school provided breakfast and lunches to kids in our own town last week. They will continue the program in New Canaan for as long as it is needed.  The virtual food drive allows FITB the ability to purchase the exact items they need, in bulk and at a price point less than at the supermarket so everyone's dollar goes further.  Please click below to contribute to their food drive.

FITB Food Drive

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Support Local Businesses:

Support New Canaan’s small businesses whenever possible.  We would like to highlight our Dinner Downtown partners who have been so generous to the YWL’s charitable causes.  Our Dinner Downtown partners include: South End & SE Uncorked  - Cava - Baldanza - Roger Sherman Inn  - Gates - New Canaan Diner - Locali - Rosie  - Elm

We would also like to highlight our Sponsors: Walter Stewart's Market, Found, and our Little Rams sponsor, Groove.

Please support all of the amazing local businesses in our town!

Support Local Causes:

Town of New Canaan is organizing volunteers to shop for seniors in town. It’s important that all of our seniors stay home right now. If you can help with grocery delivery contact Bethany Zaro, Interim Director of Human Services. Her email is Bethany.Zaro@newcanaanct.gov

Thank You to our Essential Workers:  Let’s all have our children make signs thanking all the essential workers, those on the front line and all the others that our dealing with this crisis all day.  Post your signs in your front yards! Get creative and let’s thank those that are working so hard to keep us safe!

Support Local Non-Profits:

Open Door and Inspirica - Local shelters are paying for hotel rooms for their residents to accommodate social distancing.  They are looking for more monetary donations to support the influx of shelter residents. Both shelters are also in need of food donations.  Please visit both websites.

Waveny Care Center -   Send videos or notes of kindness to cheer up residents who have been most isolated during this time. See above for information on how to share a video or note.

Person to Person in Darien is in need of volunteers to pre-pack grocery bags for food pantry clients.  Please consider volunteering. They also organized a virtual food drive. By participating in their virtual food drive, you will be directly helping to ensure that local families have access to fresh, nutritious food and that children can continue to thrive while schools are closed.Click Here to Donate or for more information. 

The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County serves more than 90 local agencies and is struggling to keep up with the demand during the coronavirus outbreak. Click Here to Donate or for more information.

CIRI - Connecticut Institute for Refugees and Immigrants supports immigrants and refugees with food pantries, school meals, health care, heat assistance, among so many other things.  Most of their clients do not have the financial capacity to prepare adequately in the short-term and continue to need services to heal from trauma and gain self-sufficiency. They are asking for donations as their two major fundraising events had to be cancelled.

Staying Put is welcoming cards from children and anyone in the community to their seniors. Since this can be a particularly isolating time for our town’s seniors, this is great way to brighten someone’s day and let them know we are thinking about them. 

Filling In the Blanks fights childhood hunger by providing weekend meals to children who might not otherwise have access to food outside of school hours. This is more important now than ever before with schools closed for extended periods of time. Click here to Donate  or for more information.






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