Just a small sample of the donations we have received in the last couple of years. If you'd like to be featured on this page - and why wouldn't you? - head on over to the Donate page right away!
Included with our produce bags on our first distribution day in the Fall was a selection of "Liquid Gold," aka Velveeta, products. Because what autumnal vegetable is not enhanced with molten cheesy goodness? Many thanks to Sam and Laura Kaplan of The Kaplan Studio for donating a giant amount of leftover goods from their shoot for Kraft Heinz.
Click on the picture to check out some of the great work by Sam and Laura.
It's Food Drive season!! OK, we just made that up - it's always Food Drive season. But if last Saturday did mark the start of a new Food Drive Year, our friends at Congregation Shir Shalom played a spectacular season opener. We had QUANTITY (100 packed grocery bags, at least) and QUALITY (all the goodies tailored to the communities we serve). Thank you x100+ to Congregation Shir Shalom of Westchester and Fairfield Counties. Main photo, Ladies LtoR: Debbie Landzberg (our illustrious former President), Amy Margulies and Lisa Ipp; Fine young gentlemen, vaguely LtoR: Andrew Carter, Jacob Voellmicke, Jake Margulies and Ben Voellmicke.
Life moves pretty fast, and sometimes folks appreciate some prepared meals as well as our regular fresh produce and staples. Especially when the meals in question are gourmet dishes from Saugatuck Kitchens. Many thanks to them, Danielle and Haley from Food Rescue US and to United Way of Western Connecticut for making it all happen!
We are deeply grateful to our friends at Ridgefield Thrift Shop for a very significant donation that will allow us to fund our personal care items program for another year. The generosity of RTS is especially humbling because the Thrift Shop faced its own enormous pandemic-related challenges in the past year. Pictured here are Brenda Kane, Vice President of RTS, and Peter Kent, President of the Pantry.
The kind volunteer taking the picture whose finger partially covered the lens shall be forever nameless.
One of the biggest food drive donations so far this year! Thank you to the Slaminko-Schanz family and friends who collected a Suburban-Sized amount of food for the Pantry. Pictured are Ryan Slaminko and Justin Silliman, who also helped unload the bags and boxes in record time at a very uncivilized time in the early morning.
This year has seen an unprecedented demand for help from the Pantry. Fortunately, that demand has been more than matched by the incredible generosity of our supporters. The latest example is a very significant gift from the Stark, Fischgrund and Lebovic Families in memory and honor of Marvin and Millicent Stark, their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Pictured below (L to R) are Amy Stark, (holding a slightly uncooperative Nash), Andrew Stark, Daily Bread President Peter Kent, and Lynne Stark.
Nearly 300lbs of food and a generous cash donation! A great way to round out quite the year at Daily Bread. Thank you so much to Dr. Blaine Langberg, his team, and all his patients who contributed to the food drive. Pictured below is Dr. Langberg and Pantry Coordinator Jill Shaw.
Community Food Drives are a wonderful way to gather large donations of food for Daily Bread while bringing neighbors together. One of the biggest of the year - if not THE biggest - was the drive organized by folks in the Aunt Hack area of Danbury - so many bags and boxes of food we could barely squeeze it all into the Pantry! Thank you so much!!
A HUGE thank you to a great team of teens whose amazing fall clean-up efforts raised $2,000 for Daily Bread! Pictured from left to right Bhuvan Hospet, Arya Nadgouda, Omkar Maralappanavar, and Kripa Rao. (Not pictured: Richa Rao and Arjun Parimi)
We are very grateful to Danbury Elks Lodge No. 120 for their very generous grant. Pictured below is Exalted Ruler Raymond Ward presenting the grant check to our President Debbie Landzberg (center) and Pantry Coordinator Jill Shaw .
Ridgefield High Schooler Bella Stewart stopped by with thirty-eight (!) super well-organized bags of groceries, personal care items, and more. Board member Peter Kent was on hand to receive the goods, and look awkward in the photo op! Thanks so much to Bella for pulling together this fantastic donation!
One of the biggest food drives of the year was organized by Rachel Calomeni and the other great folks at Numerator. A great selection of food that introduced a whole new level of variety to our shelves.