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For the second year in a row, United Way of Western Connecticut is collecting donations to provide complete, fully cooked Thanksgiving dinners to Danbury families in need.   The beneficiary families are being identified by Danbury Public Schools.  Called the Thanksgiving Pay-It-Forward Campaign, this effort is one of many by the United Way to address food insecurity since the pandemic began. 

The Amber Room is cooking traditional family feasts for customers to pick up by on November 24th, the day before Thanksgiving.  Contributions are being collected through November 19th for the purchase of Thanksgiving dinners for struggling families. 

Since the beginning of the pandemic, United Way of Western Connecticut has enrolled more than 500 families in its Healthy Savings program, which has provided $130,000 in free, fresh produce and deep grocery discounts each week to participants. It has also helped to distribute more than 130,000 pounds of food to more than 3,000 people at Danbury High School on Saturdays during August, September, and October, in partnership with Connecticut Foodshare, Walnut Hill Community Pantry, and the City of Danbury.

A contribution of $175 will sponsor a meal for 6 to 10 people. Donations can be made online or by texting AMBERROOM to 71777 (message and data rates may apply).

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