Spooner House to benefit from matching grant

The drive to stamp out hunger in Shelton and nearby is in full force now through April 30 during the 16th annual Alan Shawn Feinstein $1 Million Giveway to Fight Hunger campaign.

Feinstein, a philanthropist from Rhode Island, will add to all contributions received by Spooner House in Shelton as part of a $1 million nationwide hunger relief campaign.

The larger the contribution received by Spooner House, the more Feinstein funds will be given to help the agency help others in the lower Naugatuck Valley. This is the 13th year Spooner House has participated in the program.

Spooner House provides food, shelter and support services to individuals and families in the region. The nonprofit organization supplied almost 190,000 meals last year, when it raised $35,522 in cash and nonperishable food donations through the Feinstein Foundation.

Gifts of cash, checks or non-perishable food received by April 30 will count toward the Spooner House total for the challenge grant. Non-perishable food donated will be valued at $1 per item.

Checks should be made payable and mailed to: Spooner House, 30 Todd Road, Shelton CT 06484. Donations may also be made via PayPal by clicking on the Donate button at www.actspooner.org.

Deliveries of non-perishable food items are accepted at Spooner House weekdays from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Donors also may set up a special time for food delivery by calling 203-225-0453.