Nearly half a million Connecticut residents struggle with hunger and more than 127,000 children are food insecure. These are people from all walks of life \u2014 children, working parents, seniors or people living with disabilities. As a compassionate corporate citizen, Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers is hosting a food drive for the nonprofit Connecticut Food Bank at each of their five locations from now through Dec. 18. \u201cOur practice is dedicated to helping people and we want to do our part to ensure no one goes hungry, especially at the holidays,\u201d said Attorney Jonathan Perkins. \u201cThese are our neighbors and they deserve our support.\u201d The Connecticut Food Bank works through a network of nearly 700 community food assistance programs, such as soup kitchens, food pantries and shelters to provide nutritious food to people in need in six of Connecticut\u2019s eight counties: Fairfield, Litchfield, Middlesex, New Haven, New London and Windham. They are an affiliate of Feeding America, the nation\u2019s food bank network. Donations of nonperishable food items may be dropped off Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the following locations: 30 Lucy Street, Woodbridge 965 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport 45 Wyllys Street, Hartford 30 North Main Street, Waterbury 164 Hempstead Street, New London In order to provide proper nutrition, the Connecticut Food Bank has a suggested Healthy Food Donation List: Dairy \u2014 1% low fat or fat free milk, shelf-stable (such as Parmalat), dry, evaporated, soy milk, non-refrigerated Fruits \u2014 unsweetened fruit canned in 100% fruit juice or water, unsweetened apple sauce, dried fruit, such as raisins & prunes, 100% fruit juice, 100% fruit spreads Vegetables \u2014 no salt added or low sodium canned products: vegetables, tomatoes, tomato sauce, spaghetti sauce, salsa, vegetables soups, stews, chili, broth or stock Condiments and spices \u2014 light salad dressings, vinegar, vegetable, olive, or canola oil, dried herbs and spices Beverages \u2014 tea bags, coffee, bottled water, seltzer Proteins \u2014 no salt added or low sodium peanut butter, canned beans, peas, lentils, dried beans, peas, lentils canned tuna, salmon, chicken or sardines in water, nuts or seeds Whole grains \u2014 look for whole grain or whole wheat products with 3g or more of fiber per serving: pasta, brown rice, wild rice, quinoa, oatmeal, cream of wheat, unflavored crackers, whole wheat or corn tortillas, cereal, popcorn kernels or microwave 94% fat free, mac and cheese Other hints include choosing pop-top lids and checking food expiration dates to ensure freshness. Avoid glass containers. For more information about making a donation to the food drive contact Candace Stanley at firstname.lastname@example.org.