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Person-to-Person tallies 2,800 pounds of food on Election Day

Published 10:25 am, Sunday, November 25, 2012
  • Darien resident and volunteer Michelle Young-Hutchinson participated in Person-to-Personís Election Day Food Drive which collected 200 bags of groceries. Photo: Contributed Photo
    Darien resident and volunteer Michelle Young-Hutchinson participated in Person-to-Personís Election Day Food Drive which collected 200 bags of groceries. Photo: Contributed Photo

 

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Person-to-Person hosted its first Election Day Food Drive on Tuesday, Nov. 6, and collected 200 bags of groceries from the six polling places in Darien.

Voters brought their non-perishable items to the polls at the Town Hall, Darien High School and several elementary schools, and P2P volunteers collected 2,800 pounds of food valued at $3,100.

The donated food will benefit low-income individuals and families in Darien and surrounding communities.

Person-to-Person is a nonprofit agency, established in 1968 by St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Darien, that provides basic emergency services to low-income individuals and families living in lower Fairfield County.

A volunteer-driven agency, Person-to-Person helps clients achieve self-sufficiency through practical help, advocacy, education and problem-solving initiatives.

Programs include emergency assistance, campership and scholarship.

In 2011, Person-to-Person helped about 22,000 people.

These efforts are made possible by in-kind donations, a force of more than 2,000 volunteers, who gave 60,345 hours of their time, and financial contributions.

For information, visit www.p2pdarien.org or call 203-655-0048.