By Diane Cece
To the Editor:
NORWALK, Conn. – I’m writing to ask Norwalk voters to please donate to the annual Norwalk Election Day Food Drive. This is our sixth year of providing caring Norwalkers a convenient way to help our neighbors.
Giving is easy: when you go to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 5, please bring a non-perishable food item for donation to a local pantry, this year to The St. Vincent de Paul Society Pantry in East Norwalk. This charitable organization provides over 1,000 local families with food every month. The need in all pantries is especially great as we head into the holiday season – and you may be surprised to know some of your own neighbors and co-workers visit local pantries weekly to help make ends meet.
Colorful, patriotic boxes can be found inside the polling sites, just before you enter to vote. Most needed items are canned tuna, canned soups and fruits, peanut butter and jelly, boxed macaroni and cheese, pasta and spaghetti sauce, hot and cold cereals, and healthy snacks (please, no soda).
We’re always looking for more volunteers to help, as there are over a dozen polling sites in the city and there is a lot of food to be picked up during the day and when the polls close at night.
Thanks in advance for your generosity this year. If you’d like to volunteer, or for more information, contact Diane at 854-6930 or email [email protected]
Cast a vote of compassion when you go to the polls and send the message from Norwalk voters again this year: “We know, we care, we help.”
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