The Pura Vida food-packing event will take place this weekend. On May 19 and 20, Pura Vida has organized a food-packing event at New Canaan High School for the third year in a row. Volunteers will pack 200,000 meals that will feed hungry children around the world.
Sponsors include Katherine Stanford of First Presbyterian Church; Carl Franco of Franco's Wine Merchants; Lora Boniface; Monsignor Scheyd of St. Aloysius Church; Alex Stewart of Walter Stewart's; Diane Knetzger of the Bank of New Canaan; Steve Karl of Karl Chevrolet; Sharon Knechtle, founder of Pura Vida for Children; Cliffe Knechtle of Grace Church; Pura Vida volunteer Christina Sachs; Dr. Greg Sanford and Joe Tantillo of Red Mango; B.T. Bowler of Bowler and Associates; Josh Hill of St. Mark Episcopal Church
and Dan Weed of Weed's
Other local businesses and organizations who have contributed to the upcoming event include TR Building and Remodeling, New Canaan Community Foundation, Country Design, O'Rourke and Associates, Brotherhood and Higley, Dr. Paul Harbottle, Pennyweights and the New Canaan Dance Academy.