Bethel First Selectman Matt Knickerbocker says as is often the case, a crisis like this pandemic brings out the best in people. The town’s social services department organized a food donation drive to help restock the Brotherhood in Action food pantry. Over 100 food donations and more than $400 in cash donations were received.
A coalition of Bethel restaurant owners launched a GoFundMe drive to pay for meals for people in need as well as front-line health care workers. To date the program has raised over $18,000. Volunteers are making face shields and hand-sewing face masks to help fill the gap in supplies of essential protection equipment.
Over 7,000 breakfasts and lunches have been delivered by Bethel Public Schools.