Town officials say they saw record-high demand at the New Canaan Food Pantry in October. A total of 111 people were served by the pantry in the month, according to town Human Services Director Bethany Zaro. “We have surpassed any numbers, historically, in October,” Zaro said during the Nov. 2 Health & Human Services Commission meeting, held at Town Hall and via videoconference.
The town also saw a high number of Food Pantry clients at 108 in June, Zaro said, adding that Human Services just added two more families for the next distribution.
Located at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, the Food Pantry provides non-perishable items to qualified individuals and families living in New Canaan.