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Darien teens hold food drives for needy neighbors

Young residents in Darien are doing their part to help people who have experience job loss or food insecurity during the pandemic.

News 12 Staff

Sep 6, 2020, 11:43 AM

Updated 1,380 days ago

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Young residents in Darien are doing their part to help people who have experience job loss or food insecurity during the pandemic.

The COVID Cleanout was started by teenagers after they realized how many of their neighbors were in need.

The group will be holding four in-person food drives to benefit the Open Door Shelter in Norwalk throughout the month.

Co-president Fionn Tierney says it is important to give back during the pandemic.

"It's going to a homeless shelter that not only supports homeless people, but helps house them and supports them through the housing crisis," Tierney says. "And also helps educational programs after school."

The teens also are partnering with the Darien Running Company and have donated more than $8,000 worth of running clothes and shoes.
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