Danbury High School was the scene of a wonderful, charitable effort over the last three months that gave out 122 tons of food to feed families in our local area, according to a City of Danbury press release.
A massive, local coordinated effort resulted in over 12,000 families receiving free food over the last three months. The United Way of Western Connecticut teamed up with the Walnut Hill Community Pantry, Connecticut Foodshare, Public Works, Danbury Police Traffic Division, the Danbury Police Cadets and the Danbury Health Department to hand out over 122 tons of food to families in need.
Each weekend, Danbury High School was transformed into a food drive-thru and many local families benefited from the events thanks to countless volunteers. The President of United Way of Western Connecticut Isabel Almeida had this to say of the event:
“We are grateful for the partnership with the City of Danbury, Walnut Hill Community Pantry, and Connecticut Foodshare for making this food distribution so successful over the past few months. While this effort addressed an immediate need for food among our neighbors, we know that the challenges of food insecurity among struggling families and seniors is not over. As we head into the winter months, household budgets will be stressed by higher utility costs, and healthy food purchases can fall by the wayside. Please consider helping your neighbors in need by donating to food pantries and food banks. No one should have to forego eating healthy food to pay for heat or other necessities.”
To Isabel's point, come join our sister station at Camping for Cans this weekend. I'm typically a competitive person but when it comes to feeding those in need, I don't care what organization has its name on it, as long as those in need, get fed. Camping for Cans is a joint effort between the Hillside Food Outreach, everyone at the radio station and our amazing sponsors.
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These are some of the great answers people came up with.
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KEEP READING: Here are the most popular baby names in every state
Using March 2019 data from the Social Security Administration
compiled a list of the most popular names in each of the 50 states and Washington D.C., according to their 2018 SSA rankings. The top five boy names and top five girl names are listed for each state, as well as the number of babies born in 2018 with that name. Historically common names like Michael only made the top five in three states, while the less common name Harper ranks in the top five for 22 states.
Curious what names are trending in your home state? Keep reading to see if your name made the top five -- or to find inspiration for naming your baby.