The Purple Pantry Boxes team is comprised of family, friends, and community members.
Our Director and Founder Susan Brown is joined by our Chief Financial Officer Aaron Brown Ortiz, and Chief Marketing Officer Tyler Brown-Ortiz. Our pantry box builder is Chris Grejtak. Larry Woodcock serves as our deployment specialist. The signs on our boxes are designed by Denise Lukienchuk.
We also have an outstanding group of volunteers. They do an incredible amount of work for us including but not limited to; distributing food, maintaining pantry boxes, scouring store circulars for sales, working and creating food drives, and knitting hats.
Our motto is; take what you need and donate if you can.
We want people to have easy access to staple food items while also engaging members of the community to donate.
Beginning way back in March 2020 with one single box and a dream, we have now grown in a little over one year to eleven boxes in the Milford/Bridgeport/West Haven area. Stay tuned!
We are now officially a 501 (c) (3) non profit organtication. That means that upon request we will gladly provide receipts for tax purposes.
We started off 2022 with a Milford Regional Chamber of Commerce Annual Award nomination for Milford's Best Non Profit!
We also began the new year with a ribbon cutting ceremony for our first West Haven box!
Our Founder Susan Brown was Awarded the Elks Distinguished Citizenship Award for her work with PPB!
Another box was deployed in West haven on 5/9/22!