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Erin McDonough

Open Doors in Norwalk distributes Thanksgiving baskets to families

Open Doors in Norwalk is distributing Thanksgiving turkey dinner baskets to over 250 local families. Volunteers from the First Congregational Church of Darien were at Open Doors on Tuesday morning to help hand out turkeys and all the trimmings for those who otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford it. Workers say the need for help

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2023 Fall / Winter newsletter

Check out what’s happening at Open Doors! Learn more about emergency shelter and the Coordinated Access Network in our state Celebrating the holidays through food and ensuring that no one in our community has to be hungry any day of the year Remembering longtime staff member Wanda Swinton Financial Opportunity Center updates Check out upcoming

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Turkey Trot co-chairs (L-R) Henry Hladick, Adelaide Tuff, Pia Bausman and Caroline Squillante
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Erin McDonough

20th New Canaan Turkey Trot set for Sunday, November 19

One of the community’s best-loved annual events is set to return this weekend, with the 20th annual “New Canaan Turkey Trot” scheduled for the morning of Sunday, Nov. 19 (registration and details here). Co-chaired this year by four New Canaan High School juniors—Pia Bausman, Henry Hladick, Caroline Squillante and Adelaide Tuff—the Turkey Trot offers participants several options to participate in what is an important

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Running for a cause: Annual turkey transit held in Norwalk

The turkey transit, Norwalk’s unique holiday food drive, took place Saturday morning. The Ridgefield-Darien Running Company ran through the city while hauling donations to Open Doors.  Donations included turkeys, stuffing and non-perishable items. Open Doors offers healthcare, a pantry and meals, financial coaching and a community closet for anyone in need. Staff say while the

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Westport Lifestyle, “The First Step to Housing Stability: Eat.”

The rising cost of food, compounded by Fairfield County’s cost of living being significantly higher than the state average and rising (Nation Low Income Housing Coalition), means that people in our surrounding towns are suffering. In many cases, families are having to decide between food or rent. “Making choices about food or rent in one

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