Feed the People Food Pantry
Prophetess Gerry Claytor, President
PO Box 320722, Fairfield, CT 06825
Telephone (203) 260-3953 *
Email: [email protected]*
Website: www.claytorministry.com* Fax number: (203) 373-0276
I am writing to introduce myself, and my organization ~ Feed the People Food Pantry~. As the President/Founder of Feed the People Food Pantry~, a non-profit organization based in PT Barnum Housing Complex, Bridgeport, CT that provides food, clothing and basic life necessities, primarily to the residents of PT Barnum, my volunteers and I have seen a 300 percent increase since July , 2009 in the number of families who need assistance.
PT Barnum is the largest, poorest and most at risk community in the city of Bridgeport. ~Feed the People Food Pantry~ just celebrated its first year anniversary.
We served over 120,000 meals to over 300 families, monthly who come to us for help due to loss of income.
Your company or organization can help us by providing funds in the form of a grant or by donating goods and services.
You Can Help Your Neighbors in Need!
Organize a neighborhood food drive.
Make regular monetary donations.
Promote public awareness by telling others about us.
Use your truck or van to transport our grocery supplies.
Distribute food when the Pantry is open.
Collect food from area schools and churches.
Deliver groceries to the homebound monthly.
Every November help in Thanksgiving food collection and distribution.
Organize a winter Coat Drive, November-February
Sponsor a Toy drive in December
Airline advantage miles; automobile donations (must be drivable)
This listing was last updated Jan 15, 2011
Location & Open Times
1,3,5 Tuesdays: 2:00-4:00pm, 2, 4, 5 Thursdays 10:00am-Noon, call for other times.
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