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Windsor Food & Fuel Bank Walks Against Hunger – Eric Lazarus Appointed Executive Director

Posted on May 5, 2014

Article & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb They may live next door, be seated nearby at a town meeting, attend a free summer concert in the park or be timidly pushing a cart in a grocery store. They are your neighbors, unsure of where their next meal will come from and their numbers are growing. Hunger is on the rise in the United States as the middle class shrinks say food bank directors. More and more Americans keep trying to tread water after a ┬ájob loss, due to wage stagnation, inflation, low wages or are retirees living on fixed and very limited funds. In Connecticut’s Hartford and Tolland counties alone, the regional food bank, Foodshare, estimates more than 100,000 people are living in food…

Washington Redskins & Former Windsor High Player Tackles Hunger in Greater Hartford

Posted on November 14, 2013

By Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb CONNECTICUT-Washington Redskins defensive end and former Windsor High School football player Chris Baker is tackling hunger in the Greater Hartford area. Baker was on hand earlier this week to present a donation to Bloomfield based-Foodshare from The Chris Baker Foundation. Baker’s foundation strives to foster education and literacy. According to a press release from Foodshare, Baker’s donation is expected to be the beginning of a continuing relationship with the food bank that serves the Greater Hartford region. It was noted that hunger can impede a child’s ability to perform well in school. “I feel really good about Foodshare and the work it’s doing. I want to support that work,” Baker was quoted as saying. Baker who went on to Penn…