Westport Food Fund, CT

Westport Food Fund, CT

From Westport Department of Human Services CT

WOW WESTPORT! Thank you for your generosity! While this campaign has ended, our work has just begun. The Town is providing gift cards and distributing food, partnering with Westport non-profits to increase impact!

Westport Department of Human Services CT

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Fundraising goal: $75,000 surpassed!!!!

We don’t normally think of Westport as in need, but in these times it is. COVID-19 is affecting everyone.

Roughly 4.3% of people living in Westport are food-insecure. That equates to approximately1,194 individuals, many are children and seniors

This number is growing daily due to the COVID-19 crisis. Many people who were living paycheck to paycheck now face unemployment and severe food insecurity. Calls to DHS have skyrocketed.

The Town Department of Human Services (DHS) relies on the generosity of community donations to provide emergency food (and other emergency financial assistance) to those in need; this is not part of the town budget, so we have launched this campaign to raise money for the hungry during this critical time.

Leading Westport families and organizations started this campaign to help Westport's Department of Human Services to meet the basic needs of individuals, families and seniors who need help accessing food.  They got us over the half the point to our goal  - and your generosity quickly carried us over the finish line! 

Thank you for helping your friends and neighbors during this difficult time.  DHS is committed to helping as many people as we can.  We are working collaboratively with local non-profits like Homes with Hope and the Westport Housing Authority to meet the needs of all of our friends and neighbors.  We've got this Westport!

To learn more, go to www.westportct.gov/donate or contact Westport Human Services at (203)341-1050 or humansrv@westportct.gov.

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