The Danbury-based New American Dream Foundation is marking one year since kicking off their COVID-19 Hot Meal program with Care Boxes for the Community. The Foundation says Unilever will help distribute boxes with essential items to families and seniors in the community.
The over 10-pound boxes are filled with personal care and hygiene products, medical masks, hand sanitizers, and food items among others.
They will be distributed at two events, one for seniors on Tuesday. Pre-registration is required by calling the Danbury Senior Center.
The Care Boxes for Children & Families will be distributed to any Danbury family on Wednesday at Morris Street School Family Resource Center. The drive-through style event will be done on a first-come, first-served basis and registration is not required. It's from 5pm to 6:30pm at 28 Morris Street.
Since the start of the pandemic, the New American Dream Foundation has served over 18,000 meals to children, families, and seniors in Danbury. Foundation Vice President Emanuela Palmares says their hot meal program has bridged that gap between homebound seniors served by Meals-on-Wheels and those who can prepare their meals and find relief in receiving groceries.
The program is ongoing. Meals will be delivered on June 19th, July 10th and August 7th at several senior living facilities including Palace View, Kimberly Place, Danbury Towers, Bishop Curtis/Augustana Homes, Putnam Towers, Glen Apartments, Crosby Manor, and Danbury Commons.