By News 12 Staff; Jul 21, 2021, 12:49pm; Updated on: Jul 22, 2021, 10:56am
A local nonprofit has brought back a crucial service to get meals to people struggling in Connecticut.
Sixteen months since the pandemic began, food insecurity is still a major issue for many families in Connecticut.
Person-to-Person’s “P2P on Wheels” mobile mini market was back distributing food once more at DOMUS on Lockwood Avenue today.
Person-to-Person began using its resources to help those in need while educating others about the impact of poverty and injustice. Person-to-Person, Inc. is a nonprofit charitable agency and says more than 90% of all donations go directly their programs.
Clients of Person-to-Person make appointments and do all their shopping on the mobile truck, choosing the food. Person-to-Person has food pantries in Norwalk and Darien. In 2018, it put together the mobile food pantry – which is nicknamed Phil. When COVID hit, organizers say Phil had to pump the brakes for a while. Person-to-Person pivoted to distributing pre-packaged meals instead.
The mobile food pantry travels across Stamford Monday through Friday, stopping at several different locations. For a full list of mobile food pantry locations, click here.