Person-to-Person's emergency food pantry provides groceries for clients to prepare three meals a day for seven days, including a variety of non-perishable items, milk, fresh fruits, vegetables and meat.

Last year P2P served more than 13,000 people with groceries for meals and now have an urgent need for specific non-perishable food items. This year, the shelves are empty as the need is enormous for food for hungry families.

From Sept. 15 through 22, Kate Spade New York's Greenwich location will give 15 percent off to customers who bring in a jar of peanut butter or jelly to help Person-to-Person refill their pantry shelves. Much of the needed items that families look for when using their emergency services include peanut butter, jelly, oatmeal, cereal, canned fruit, gelatin and pudding.

The partnership allows customers to participate with Kate Spade New York's focus on community and supporting nonprofit organizations.

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Person-to-Person Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency, was originally established in 1968. Its mission is to provide assistance with basic necessities to low-income individuals and families living in lower Fairfield County, and to help them on their journey towards self-sufficiency.

Services include practical help, advocacy, education and problem solving. Primary programs include emergency assistance, campership and scholarship.

A volunteer-driven agency, Person-to-Person engages more than 2,500 volunteers in service each year and remains flexible in direct response to community and client needs. In 2011, Person-to-Person served nearly 22,000 people. Agency efforts are consistently made possible by the service of volunteers, and by donations of food, clothing, and financial contributions.

Learn more at www.p2pdarien.org or by calling 203-655-0048.