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Danbury Mayor dons chicken suit in fundraising effort to fight food insecurity

A chicken and a unicorn ran down West Street in Danbury Friday afternoon.  Mayor Mark Boughton and his public relations coordinator, Taylor O'Brien, donned the costumes as part of an effort to address food insecurity. 

(Video Courtesy Union Savings Bank)

They're raising funds for the Feeding Our Neighbors Challenge to benefit 14 area food banks in the Danbury Food Collaborative.  The challenge, started with $45,000 from three local financial institutions, has brought in more than $83,000.  Boughton raised about $5,600 while O'Brien brought in $6,600.

The “Feeding Our Neighbors Community Challenge” has a goal of raising $100,000 by the end of the year. 

It was launched after comedian John Oliver donated $25,000 to the Connecticut Food Bank as part of a back-and-forth with Boughton.

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