Food Drive Process & Volunteer Activities

At the Super Stop & Shop at 72 Newtown Road in Danbury, Alum volunteers set up one “Welcome Table” complete with posters and flyers at one entrance into the store. We need five alums to serve at the chosen entrance during the 2-hour shift. At the entrance, four Columbia Alum volunteers “host” the “Welcome Table” for two hours.  The fifth Alum moves donated items to temporary storage area or loads them into Alum cars for transport to Dorothy Day pantry at the end of the shift. 

As shoppers approach we present them with a Wish List some of which they could buy and donate to feed and shelter the homeless. We greet them and immediately inform them we are not requesting any money contributions but rather would deeply appreciate a contribution of items on the Wish List for those who need the services of Dorothy Day.

Volunteers for the first 9-11 a.m. shift will help with setup, while volunteers for the last 1-3 p.m. shift will help with loading and transporting donated items to Dorothy Day pantry. We request alum with minivans and trucks to please volunteer for the 1-3 p.m. shift so your vehicles can be used to transport donated items. You will help load then drive and deliver the donations to Dorothy Day’s food pantry, at 11 Spring St, Danbury, a short 2.7 miles away (about 12-15 minutes drive).





 If you have questions about the Food Drive please contact:

Primary contact -

Secondary contact -

Tom Leder, VP Community Projects 
Columbia University Club of Fairfield County
Phone: 201-218-4951
Bernard Nneji, President
Columbia University Club of Fairfield County
Phone: 203-302-9954 




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