RIDGEFIELD — After receiving a Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation Youth Grant, Scotts Ridge Middle School sixth grader Ruby Weiner has decided to make a difference in Fairfield County. The grant will support Weiner in leading a communitywide service project to address childhood hunger, according to a release.
Weiner intends to use the grant to establish more Little Pantry boxes in Ridgefield and surrounding towns. The free-standing cupboards are stocked with sealed, canned and packaged food items to help feed families in need 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The initiative is based on a “take-what-you-need, bring-what-you-can” system.