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Put One Foot in Front of the Other for the 2014 Foodshare Walk Against Hunger on May 4

Posted on April 25, 2014

Write-up & Photo by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb¬† Every day people across Connecticut put one foot in front of the other quite literally as they go about their lives. Or, in the figurative sense of the expression as those down on their luck struggle to carry on. With the economy slow to recover from recession and the latest news out yesterday that America’s middle class is not only diminishing but has lost ground in terms of income – no longer the world’s wealthiest – ¬†it should come as no surprise that the number of families and individuals unable to put food on the table continues to rise. Increasing numbers of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck, or, with the breadwinner laid off are without a…

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…