Fleet of Mini Coopers revving up to collect donations for Monroe Food Pantry

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MONROE, CT — Jenna Linn has rounded up her team again for another Mini Cooper Food Drive Challenge, which benefits the Monroe Food Pantry at a time when more town families need assistance.

Mini Cooper drivers will pick up curbside donations from a growing list of Monroe addresses on Saturday morning, Sept. 19, at 10 a.m.

Those wishing to donate should visit the event page on Facebook, respond as “Going” and leave their address via email, text or Facebook Messenger.

Then on Saturday, they should place donations beside their mailbox before 10 a.m. A list of things the food pantry needs is posted on the Mini Cooper Team: Neighbors Helping Neighbors Facebook page.

When the first Challenge was held in May, a fleet of six Mini Coopers collected 962 pounds of curbside donations from 80 residences.

That generosity grew when the second one was held in June. More than 100 residents donated over 2,250 pounds of nonperishable items for the Monroe Food Pantry.

“For September, we have a very ambitious goal,” Linn said in a Facebook post, adding the team wants to collect 2,600 pounds of nonperishable food donations from 150 homes.

Linn will join two fellow Monroe drivers with other dedicated drivers coming from Fairfield, Easton, Trumbull, Southington and Danbury.

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