|Photos courtesy of Spooner House|
SHELTON >> During the month of September, 4,976 non-perishable food items were collected during Hunger Action Month to provide over 3,317 meals to Lower Naugatuck Valley residents, Spooner House said in a press release.
Spooner House said it reached its Week 4 goal of 2,000 items and surpassed it to receive 2,099 items donated the last week of the month alone.
The organization thanks everyone who donated or held a food drive on its behalf, and says it couldn't have done it without the community's support.
The "Virtual Food Drive" raised $535, double the goal. Spooner House operates the largest food pantry in the Lower Naugatuck Valley. In 2013, Spooner House served 135,000 meals through the Valley Food Bank and 30,000 meals through the shelter.