Shoppers help fight hunger at Westport Farmers' Market food drive

Residents who shopped at the Westport Farmers' Market Thursday also helped to fight hunger.
The Westport Farmers Market teamed up with the nonprofit Grow-A-Row Westport for a food drive.
Amy Unikewicz, of Grow-A-Row, explained the organization is a volunteer-driven effort to get fresh produce to residents in need.
Unikewicz said she came up the idea of the food drive at the height of the pandemic. She explained that she spent a lot of time gardening during lockdown and decided to donate any surplus produce.
Unikewicz then began to collect produce from others who had a surplus too. She said it was something she had success with at the Westport Community Gardens, so she decided to expand her efforts.
Gardeners can drop off their extra fruits and vegetables at the Westport Farmers Market each Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Nov. 10.
The Fairfield County chapter of Food Rescue U.S. will deliver the donations to the Westport Housing Authority's residential communities.