The New Milford Social Services Department will host its annual Walk a Mile for a Meal event Sept. 23 from 1 to 3 p.m.

Individuals, youth groups, schools, athletic teams and Scouts are invited to participate.

Participants are asked to raise money to purchase one bag of nonperishables that will be walked from Big Y in Veterans Plaza on Route 7 to the town's food bank in the Richmond Citizen Center at 40 Main St.

Individuals and groups who cannot walk Sept. 23, but want to walk another day are invited to do so.

Food and household items will also be accepted at Social Services, in the Richmond Citizen Center, Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information, call 860-355-6079.