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Thursday, March 7, 2019

Dynamic Duo

Foodshare would like to recognize Andy Stern and Peter Chenette. They are both longtime volunteers who are trained Ambassadors and assist with weekly grocery pickups as part of our Retail Rescue program. They have acted as lead volunteers for our Annual Foodshare Walk Against Hunger and during our Turkey and Thirty campaign.

Bloomfield, CT

Andy has been an active volunteer since 2001 and sits on our Hunger Action Team in Bloomfield. He has clocked over 1100 service hours! If you are a Foodshare Ambassador you may have spoken to Andy a few months ago when he made phone calls to Ambassadors to update our records. You will also find Andy representing Foodshare at many concerts, festivals and other events through the year. Last November, he hosted a turkey drive with the Greater Hartford Business Networkers International Chapter. Outside of Foodshare, Andy is busy with the Lions Club and the West Hartford Chamber of Commerce.

Peter started as a volunteer back in 2010 and over the years has volunteered more than 3,000 hours! This past Thanksgiving was Peter’s 10th year coordinating a community Turkey and Thirty drive. He is also trained as a SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) volunteer and has helped clients apply for food assistance. He is an active member of the Asylum Hill West End Hunger Action Team in Hartford. Outside of Foodshare, Peter is a supporter of the Boys and Girls Club, the Hartford Seminary and a proud grandfather!

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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