Eleven percent of Fairfield County residents struggle with food insecurity. Nearly 34,000 are children.

Each month, the P2P Food Pantries in Darien and Norwalk provide more than 1,000 families with enough food to prepare three meals a day for seven days.

The National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive is the largest drive for P2P each year and helps keep the P2P Food Pantries stocked during the summer months. The success of this drive depends on the generosity of people in the community who donate non-perishables and canned goods. Last year, Darien residents donated nearly 22,000 pounds of food. Residents of Norwalk and Wilton donated more than 59,000 pounds of food.

Letter Carriers will be delivering bags and suggested shopping lists to postal customers in Wilton (6,000) , Norwalk (24,500) and Darien (6,000).

No one in Fairfield County should have to be hungry and donations to this Food Drive will help ensure that people in our community won’t be.

Even if you don’t receive a grocery bag at your home, we hope that you will leave a bag of groceries at your mailbox on the morning of Saturday, May 13 or drop it off at the local Post Office in Darien, Norwalk or Wilton.

With your help, we can “Stamp Out Hunger.”