Wilton Social Services To Host Drive-thru Food Box Event


WILTON, CT — The Wilton Social Services Department will be hosting another food box distribution drive-thru event on Tuesday, Oct. 13 for food pantry clients and any Wilton residents in need.

The event will be held at Comstock Community Center at 180 School Road with event timing still to be determined. Interested residents should contact the Social Services Department on Monday, Oct. 12 by email at [email protected] or (203) 834-6238 to obtain the event time.

On the day of the event, interested residents should drive through the front loop of Comstock Community Center. To maintain safety and confidentiality, town employees will load boxes into cars through an open window or trunk. Access to the Comstock Community Center loop will be closed to others during the event.

The first food box distribution drive-thru event was hosted on Oct. 6 with 100 food boxes given out to residents in need. Food boxes contained items such as meat, fresh vegetables, cheese and milk. Wilton CERT picked up the food boxes from the distribution center in
Bridgeport. Members of Wilton’s Environmental Affairs Department and the Wilton Police Department assisted Social Services staff with distribution and delivery to residents unable to pick up themselves.

The event is part of the US Department of Agriculture’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program to purchase and distribute agricultural products to those in need.

This article originally appeared on the Wilton Patch

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