Order of Malta food drives to benefit those in need

FAIRFIELD COUNTY—On September 12, the Order of Malta is partnering with three parishes—St. Catherine/St Agnes in Greenwich, St. John in Darien and St. Lawrence in Shelton and hosting three “Drive Through Food Drives” to benefit The Thomas Merton Center in Bridgeport, Blessed Sacrament Parish in Bridgeport and New Covenant Center in Stamford.

“Our hope is that more parishes will continue this COVID-conscious form of outreach and host their own Drive Through Food Drives,” says Cece Donoghue of the Order of Malta. “Our food pantires are starting to run dangerously low on food, unemployment is up, the need is growing and there are so many people to help…food insecurity is a very real problem and growing as a result of the pandemic!”

All social distancing rules and COVID-19 protocols will be followed. Those who wish to donate can remain in their car and volunteers will unload the car.

Times and drop-off points

St. Catherine/St. Agnes, Greenwich—10 am-12 pm

St. John, Darien—11 am-1 pm

St. Lawrence, Shelton—10 am-12 pm

See the flyer below for a list of supplies that are needed at each site.