On Saturday, October 30th from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon, the Darien Youth Commission is partnering with Person 2 Person to sponsor a Drive-Thru Food Drive.
It will take place in Koons Train Station Parking Lot (across West Ave. from Tilley Pond Park).
The previous two food drives were tremendously successful and we're hoping for the same outcome on the 30th. Thank you for your consideration and we hope to see you on the 30th!
This summary was prepared by the Town of Darien 10/14/2021 and published by DarienCTNews by Blaine Hurty on 10/19/2021.
About P2P Darien:
After the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on April 4, 1968, Rev. Dr. Robert Nelson Back, director of Saint Luke’s Parish in Darien, Connecticut, who had attended seminary with Dr. King, met with parish member Jean Sherman. They talked about how caring people in Darien could respond to the assassination and express their concern about growing civil rights issues. Just days later, Dr. Back announced the formation of Person-to-Person and named Jean its first Executive Director.
From the outset, Person-to-Person began using their resources to help those in need while educating others about the impact of poverty and injustice. Efforts to help began with food and clothing and grew to include:
- Financial Assistance for emergencies
- Camperships so children would be safe during the summer while their parents worked
- College Scholarships to help break the cycle of poverty
Person-to-Person, Inc. is a non-profit charitable agency with a 501(c)(3) tax status.
More than 90% of all donations go directly to programs.