Friday, October 3, 2014

Spooner House food collection will provide over 3,317 meals to Lower Naugatuck Valley residents

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.

Spooner House also gives special thanks to: Naugatuck Valley Savings & Loan; Better Packages, Inc.; Unilever; The Managing Agency Group; Webster Bank Shelton employees; St. Mary-St. Michael School; Chaves Bakery - Shelton; Julia's Bakery - Orange; Royal Bakery - Shelton; The Ice Cream Shoppe; Walmart - Shelton; OEM Controls, Inc.; Prestige Industrial Finishing Co.; Pier 1 Imports Employees; Altair Global Relocation; Aspetuck Village Community; Energizer Personal Care; Seymour United Methodist Church; Trinity Lutheran Church; Riverside Community Church; Flowers de Jardin; David Grant Caterers; Matthew S.'s confirmation project; Stop & Stop in Ansonia for their Food for Friends program on Spooner House's behalf; Stop & Shop in Seymour for letting Spooner House host a food drive; Adam's Hometown Market in Shelton for letting Spooner House host a food drive; and all the anonymous individuals who donated.
The above information was provided in a press release from Spooner House.

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