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Annual Rise Against Hunger Meals-packaging event–the largest single-day volunteer event in New England

October 21, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT

Wi-Act has the funding to be able to package 137,000 meals this year and has the workspace to accommodate 650+ packaging-shift volunteers to do that meal packaging.

Packaging shifts are very lively and run in time blocks 9 to 11 a.m., 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 1 to 3 p.m., and 3 to 5 p.m. Operations are well-spaced over two large production floors at the WEPCO Church Complex, 36 New Canaan Road.

Children 7 years old and older can serve as volunteers. They play important roles in the work and get a lot of joy and satisfaction out of it. In fact, Wi-Act regularly hears moving reports about heartwarming family dinner conversations after the event, some of them very profound, led by some of the youngest participants about what they were accomplishing.

Wi-Act is the Wilton Interfaith Action Committee, composed of congregants from 11 Wilton faith institutions who live by their motto, “We work together for good!”  But in fact volunteers for this meal-packaging event extend beyond those faith communities to encompass the whole of Wilton and beyond. Among those many others from outside Wilton faith communities the “and beyond” now regularly consists of grandparents who join their children and grandchildren to make this a truly intergenerational event.



October 21, 2023
9:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
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Wilton Interfaith Action Committee