The 14th Annual Valley Has a Heart Spooner House food collection will be held on Sunday, April 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at two Stop and Shop stores in the lower Naugatuck Valley: Ansonia and Shelton along with the two Adams Hometown Markets in Derby and Shelton. The goal is to gather enough non-perishable food to last for at least two months and $5,000 in cash to use for restocking the shelves as needed following the winter months when giving generally decreases. The food collection last year netted $4,550 and 2,763 food items. The Spooner House website linked above and the list is below indicating the most needed food items this year.
Spooner House is happy to have Stop and Shop and Adams Hometown Markets acting as the overall marquee sponsors for the Valley Has a Heart drives. Dworken, Hillman, LaMorte, and Sterczala, P.C. has agreed to be the site sponsor for both the Stop and Shop drives in Shelton and Ansonia. Also for the fifth year, Daniel Jacobs LLC a.k.a. Hairy Dog Garage, will lead the Derby Adam's Market drive. A lead sponsor is pending for the Shelton Adams Hometown Market site.
The Stop and Shop stores where donations can be made are at 100 Division Street in Ansonia and 898 Bridgeport Avenue in Shelton. The Adams Hometown Markets are at 656 New Haven Avenue, Rt. 34 Plaza, in Derby and 200 Leavenworth Road in Shelton.