NEW CANAAN, Conn. -- Eat, drink and shop your way across New Canaan as part of the Chamber of Commerce's annual "Taste of the Town Stroll" Thursday evening -- and all you need is a non-perishable food item to donate to participate.
More than 25 New Canaan restaurants, bars and stores will offer free hors d'oeuvres, drinks and deals on goods. A donation to the New Canaan Food Pantry is required to get your deals.
Food donations may be dropped off at the movie theater, Oxygen Fitness, New Balance and Choose to Be Happy.
The food pantry is in particular need of instant coffee, salad dressing, pasta sauce, canned chicken, peanut butter, jelly, dried fruits, nuts, crackers and cookies.
The night also will include a live raffle drawing at 9 p.m. that includes gift certificates to many of the restaurants and stores participating in the stroll.
The grand prize of the raffle is a year's membership to Oxygen Fitness.
In order to be eligible for the raffle, "strollers" must pick up a stroll map and then visit at least 12 of the designated locations on the map. A staff member will mark your map to prove your attendance there.