How You Can Help In Norwalk

COVID-19 VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES IN NORWALK

 

  • Family and Children's Agency
    • Family & Children’s Agency in Norwalk is looking for donation of hand wipes, hand sanitizers for our Home Care staff who work with elderly clients in their homes. Those interested can contact – Lisa Habasinski at LHabasinski@FCAgency.org or call 203-523-5735.


 

  • Person to Person, Darien, Norwalk, and Stamford CT
    • Volunteers needed for CONTACTLESS HOME DELIVERIES to Person to Person’s elderly clients. Pick up food from P2P Darien Pantry to deliver to P2P clients.Monday through Friday shifts from 1:15pm to 3:15pm (whenever deliveries are completed.) Volunteers must have a mobile phone, valid driver license, their own car and be willing to use their own insurance if necessary. P2P is unable to provide insurance coverage for volunteer drivers. Volunteers must not go into any homes or apartment buildings under any circumstances. Deliveries can range from 1 to 6 stops in lower Fairfield county. Email Juri Garone (Manager of Volunteers & Community Relations): jurigarone@p2phelps.org
    • Volunteers needed for P2P Norwalk Pantry weekdays 9am to 1pm. Volunteer shoppers gather prepacked bags of groceries, fresh produce and meats for P2P clients who wait outside of our pantry. All “gathering” of food is done inside our pantry by volunteers and staff.  Food is then placed on a table outside of pantry for clients to pick up. Email Juri Garone (Manager of Volunteers & Community Relations): jurigarone@p2phelps.org
    • Participate in our Virtual Food Drive and help ensure that local families have access to fresh, nutritious food and that children can continue to thrive.
    • 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 between 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. Please call (203) 655-0048 for more information.

  • Open Doors
    • Open Doors has moved to a takeout program for community residents at both the kitchen and pantry. We’re looking to coordinate delivered donations of catering-style prepared meals for about 175 people with local restaurants, caterers, and other places with a commercial kitchen that are looking for ways to give or who we can match with a sponsor.
    • They are also asking anyone who has overstocked on hand sanitizer, Lysol wipes, and other disinfecting supplies to donate a few items from their stash to the shelter.

  • Filling in the Blanks
    • To combat the loss of lunches for children who are no longer able to attend school, Filling in the Blanks distributed supplementary weekend bags last week to several of our schools before their closures were announced in Norwalk, Stamford, and Greenwich, CT.  They will continue to deliver weekend bags at distribution sites to guarantee the children will continue to have the nutrition that their growing minds and bodies need. Visit their website to join their Virtual Food Drive to help today!

  • The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County
    • A major food bank serving more than 90 agencies in lower Fairfield County, is struggling to keep up with the demand as clients stockpile food items out of fear of the coronavirus outbreak. CLICK HERE to find out how you can donate.