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Monday, November 19, 2018

Foodshare Reaches Turkey Goal

More than $300,000 still needed in monetary donations

Bloomfield, CT

Foodshare is excited to announce that all 15,621 families who requested a turkey will receive one this holiday season! The turkey goal was reached days before Thanksgiving because of the outpouring of support and donations these past ten days from the generous Greater Hartford community.

Foodshare’s turkey goal has been met but the push for monetary donations still continues. “We are so thankful that we are able to help our neighbors in need by providing them with a Thanksgiving meal. But we still have to push for monetary donations because 121,000 people in our service area are in need of our help throughout the year,” said Jason Jakubowski, President and CEO of Foodshare. “The funds received in this Turkey and Thirty campaign will help support our efforts to fight hunger year-round,” said Jason.

“I am so humbled to work at Foodshare and so honored to be part of this community effort by staff, board members, and hundreds of volunteers who rallied together to make this happen,” said Cherie Trice, Director of Giving at Foodshare.

Senator Richard Blumenthal will visit Foodshare at 11 am on Monday, Nov. 19 to congratulate the staff on achieving the turkey goal and to thank all of the volunteers, partner pantries and meal programs that made this possible.

To donate online, please visit www.foodshare.org you can also call 860-856-4357 to donate by phone.

About Foodshare

Foodshare is leading an informed, coordinated response to hunger in our community. Foodshare is the Feeding America food bank serving Connecticut’s Hartford and Tolland counties, where 127,000 people struggle with hunger. In partnership with the food industry, donors, community leaders and volunteers, Foodshare works to maximize access to nutritious food and other resources that support food security. Last year, Foodshare distributed nearly 12 million meals worth of food to a network of 300 local food pantries, meal programs, and Mobile Foodshare sites. And, because it takes more than food to end hunger, Foodshare collaborates with anti-hunger organizations, policy makers, and the broader community to build effective solutions to end hunger.

Foodshare is changing what it means to be a food bank. For more information, visit www.foodshare.org, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram.

 

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