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Can You Spare A Can? Rescue Mission To Stuff Trucks This Weekend

Staff and volunteers for Bridgeport Rescue Mission will be out Friday and Saturday to gather food donations at area Stop and Shop stores for the group's Stuff-A-Truck food drive.
Staff and volunteers for Bridgeport Rescue Mission will be out Friday and Saturday to gather food donations at area Stop and Shop stores for the group's Stuff-A-Truck food drive. Photo Credit: Bridgeport Rescue Mission/Facebook

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Dozens of Bridgeport Rescue Mission volunteers and staff will be stationed at local Stop & Shop supermarkets Friday and Saturday to collect food that will help provide more than 550,000 meals for the hungry in the coming year.

The annual Stuff-A-Truck event will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Trumbull, Stratford, Monroe, Bridgeport, Fairfield, Westport, Norwalk and Stamford.

“This time of year, our pantry shelves begin to thin out while hungry men, women and children are still turning to us for nourishing food,” said Bridgeport Rescue Mission Executive Director Terry Wilcox. “Items collected from this event are going to ensure we have the canned goods and other staples we need to provide hot meals and pantry bags for hungry people right now and in the months to come.”

The Mission provides more than 550,000 meals every year to hungry men, women and children in their shelters, residential recovery programs and in the community through their food pantry and mobile kitchens.

Those who want to help are asked to bring bags of non-perishable foods to their favorite Stop & Shop stores or buy them there as they purchase their own groceries. A mission vehicle will be on site to receive donations.

Foods that are needed most include canned tuna in water, chicken noodle soup, canned vegetables, jelly or jam in plastic, creamy peanut butter, macaroni and cheese, canned fruit, cold cereal, ramen, pasta and pasta sauce in cans.

On Friday, July 14, volunteers will be taking donations at the following Stop & Shops: Quality Street, Trumbull; East Main Street, Stratford; Monroe Turnpike, Monroe; and Main Street, Bridgeport.

On Saturday, July 15, head to the following locations: Post Road East, Westport; Main Avenue or Connecticut Avenue, Norwalk; Kings Highway or Villa Avenue, Fairfield; and Bedford Street or West Main Street, Stamford.

For more information, visit BridgeportRescueMission.org .

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