A Danbury nonprofit packs Thanksgiving meals for families in need

Photo by Karen Tensa

DANBURY — About 12 local Stop & Shop store managers went to work to help provide free Thanksgiving meals to hundreds of area families in need.

Managers packed dry food items Friday at the Community Action Agency of Western Connecticut, a nonprofit that helps connect low-income families and individuals with community resources and services to promote long-term self-sufficiency and independence.

Linda Hutchings, manager of the nonprofit Danbury Community Food Rescue, operates her “food hub” from the CAA location on Triangle Street. She leads efforts to help more than a dozen local food pantries and organizations procure, transport and distribute food to thousands of local households who rely on their support.

About 200 families will receive food items as part of the holiday effort, Hutchings said. Managers assisting were from stores including the Fairfield Stop & Shop and the Danbury Stop & Shop on Lake Avenue Extension.

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