Food Drive

October 27, 2017

I will be holding a food drive with Rep. Fleischmann and Sen. Bye this Sunday, Oct. 29 to benefit the West Hartford Food Pantry and Foodshare.

The food drive will be held Sunday, Oct. 29, at Crown Market from noon to 3pm with all food donations going to help local families through the West Hartford Food Pantry. The representatives are asking that residents donate canned goods, pasta, cereal, rice, macaroni and cheese, applesauce, and other non-perishable items. More than 800 households receive food from the Food Pantry each year.

Monetary donations are also welcome. Checks can be made payable to Foodshare or can be mailed to 450 Woodland Avenue, Bloomfield, CT, 06002.

The West Hartford Food Pantry acts as a vital lifeline for those struggling to provide food for their families.Politics isn’t just about conflict. We must come together to find solutions and help the community. I’m pleased to work with Rep. Fleischmann, Sen. Bye, and Foodshare to address a real need in our community and help these families.

“Derek, Andy, and Beth are true partners in our long, cumbersome battle to fight hunger here in Connecticut,” Foodshare President and CEO Jason Jakubowski said. “Not only do they offer legislative support, but they lead by example – and this food drive is indicative of that. I’m both thankful for their efforts and proud to call them my friends.”

“The West Hartford Food Pantry distributed more than 6,000 bags of food last year and our numbers continue to increase,” West Hartford Pantry Coordinator Nancy Stockman said. “We rely on the kindness of the community for food donations and financial support.”