The United Way of Western Connecticut and the Danbury Mall collected 4,000 pounds of nonperishable food donated by the community on Friday and Saturday. The food drive also served as this year’s United Way Day of Action, and raised $2,400 in donations. Both the food and the monetary contributions will be distributed among nine food pantries in the greater Danbury area that are members of the Danbury Food Collaborative. Since its formation in 2013, the collaborative has worked with food pantries and food providers to address food insecurity in the Greater Danbury area. 45 corporate and community volunteers participated in the Food Drive including Belimo, Boehringer Ingelheim, Branson, Fairfield County Bank, Kimberly-Clark, Linde, Meyer Jabara Hotels, Newtown Savings Bank, Union Savings Bank, and UPS.