Stock the Pantry 2023

Day of Action to Stock The Pantry is coming June 21, 2023!  Sign up to collect food from your friends and co-workers to drop off at our June 21st Day of Action event!


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Day of Action to Stock the Pantry is a perfect time to boost supplies for our food pantry partners because it coincides with the end of the school year.  Many families face an additional stress on the food budget as students are unable to participate in free or reduced school lunch programs.

Paricipants can participate indivually or as part of a team!

Virtual giving:

Give online by purchasing healthy food items!


in-person collecting:


Collect in-person and drop off on our Day of Action!

This year, United Way of Greater Waterbury invites you to collect healthy food items with family, friends, neighbors, colleagues, and more. Start collecting and prepare to drop off your donations on Wednesday, June 21st at MacDermid Alpha in downtown Waterbury!

Date: Wednesday, June 21, 2023
Time: 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Address: 245 Freight Street, Waterbury, CT 06702

We encourage you to use the following Collection Card templates to inform us what you've collected within your group. Complete the following steps:

  1. Print an itemized Collection Card or an empty Collection Card that you can fill out using Food Pantry Wishlist items. (cards and wishlist coming soon)

  2. Start collecting! Keep track of the donations and fill out the card with your name/business and the total number of items received.

  3. Drop off all donations on Wednesday, June 21, 2023 in boxes/bags/crates that you can part with! This will be super helpful for us as we work to sort and distribute amongst 11 food pantries.

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Statistics on Food Insecurity

  • 1 In 4 people in Waterbury lives in poverty. Children make up 34.9% and seniors make up 13.6%.
  • Over the past year, over 1,600 calls were made to United Way 2-1-1 from the Greater Waterbury area regarding the need for food.
  • Of the 233,508 people who live in the 10-town United Way of Greater Waterbury service area, 13.7% struggle with food insecurity.
Together we can make a difference!  Watch our 2022 Day of Action to Stock the Pantry story on NBC30 and be inspired!

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