Waterbury community holds food drive in lieu of St. Patrick’s Day parade

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WATERBURY, Conn. (WTNH) — The Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH) in Waterbury hosted a Fill the Castle food drive on Saturday. This was in lieu of the Brass City’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

RELATED: Waterbury Irish to use canceled St. Pat’s parade as a chance to help the hungry

Folks filled a castle parade float with food to donate to the Greater Waterbury Interfaith Ministries food pantry (GWIM).

In exchange for non-perishable donations, visitors were offered corned beef sandwiches and hot-dogs.

The GWIM said they feed nearly 200 people a day.

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