Updated: Sunday, 07 Nov 2010, 4:00 PM EST
Published : Sunday, 07 Nov 2010, 4:00 PM EST
(WTNH) - "Feed the People Food Pantry” in Bridgeport is working again this year to give out Thanksgiving food baskets to people living at the PT Barnum housing complex, which is the largest, poorest and most at risk community in the city.
The group was founded by Prophetess Gerry Claytor who visited with GMC Weekend’s Annie Rourke to talk about the program.
She has been working for months getting all the food together for Turkey Day on Saturday, November 20th. That's when people can go to Longfellow School to pick up whatever they need for Thanksgiving.
Most Connecticut food pantries depend heavily on cash donations from $5 to $500 given by individuals in the community. Prophetess Gerry Claytor says cash donations are increasingly important as large food donations are less frequent and food pantries need to purchase food.
You can donate by calling Prophetess Gerry Claytor at 203 260-3953, or you may make your check payable to Feed the People Food Pantry and mailing your check to: Claytor's Ministry, PO Box 320722, Fairfield, CT 06825.
Feed the People Food Pantry is an outreach ministry of Claytor's Ministry, a 501(3) (C) nonprofit organization. Donations are tax deductible. You can help us in the following ways:
Feed the People Food Pantry just celebrated its first year anniversary. We served over 120,000 meals to needy families, who come to us for help due to loss of income for many different reasons.
She says they need your help to fund the full time position of the Executive Director and a part-time Food Pantry Manager position so that they can maintain and expand services to this community of great need.
Emergency shelter programs, counseling services and resource referrals are at the top of the list as well as a Utility Fund. With your help, these services can become a reality.