At the core of our mission every day is the ability to provide assistance to individuals and families who are facing situational crises. Amid the unfolding coronavirus situation, we have been taking steps to ensure that our current clients continue to receive the food and financial assistance that they rely on, as well as preparing to offer resources to other residents who may be affected.

We understand all too well that any strain on the workforce will disproportionately impact low-income and service workers. With many area residents already living paycheck-to-paycheck, even the slightest reduction in income can create a financial crisis for the entire household. In the event that businesses may need to reduce staffing or hours, or a parent needs to miss work to care for a child should their school close, the services that Person-to-Person provides can help bridge the gap.

Anyone in need of services can call (203)655-0048 to learn more.

We are committed, as always, to ensuring that the most vulnerable among us receive the critical support they need to not fall behind. We know that an especially difficult path may lay ahead for many people.

We pledge to keep families fed during the coming weeks. We are preparing for a potential increase in the number of people we serve, and any possible disruptions to our food supply, by working with our community partners to ensure that our pantries can continue to provide essentials. Our team is dedicated to making the best possible decisions for the health and safety of our clients, volunteers, staff, and donors – this is our top priority.

Many of you have reached out to ask how you can help. We need your support now more than ever and are so appreciative of your offers of financial or food contributions, and especially for your genuine concern for the well-being of those we serve. Please see below for ways that you can help.

During this uncertain time, we are truly grateful for the community that joins together to make our work possible. Thank you for your ongoing generosity and support.

Wishing you well,

Nancy Coughlin


How YOU Can Support Our Work
  • Donate Food: Donations of shelf stable food such as hearty soup, cereal, peanut butter, jelly, and pasta sauce will help families prepare for longer-term impact. Donations can be brought to our Darien or Norwalk food pantries. Call (203)655-0048 for more information.
  • Clothing: Out of an abundance of caution, we have temporarily stopped accepting clothing donations until further notice. We would be grateful if you could hold on to any donations until we can safely reopen and restock the clothing center.
  • Financial Contributions: As resources are directed to focus on meeting the unfolding needs and as the number of people we serve may increase, your support will help us remain responsive to this crisis. gift of $100 would help provide a week’s worth of groceries to a family of four.