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“A Turkey and Thirty” – Today & Thursday Help Foodshare Provide Thanksgiving Meals

Posted on November 19, 2014

Write-up & Photo by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb.com   Today and tomorrow, November 19 and 20, area food drives are being held to assist Bloomfield-based Foodshare in providing a Thanksgiving turkey dinner and the trimmings to those in need in the Greater Hartford, Connecticut area. “Foodshare received 19,896 requests for turkeys from hungry families this holiday season,” Gloria McAdam, Foodshare President and CEO announced in a press release. Foodshare’s “A Turkey and Thirty” campaign asks for a donation of $30 plus a turkey, and aims to also raise $900,000 to “continue feeding people year-round.” “What we want people to understand is that many of our neighbors continue to struggle the other 364 days of the year,” McAdam added. “While we feel strongly that every American…

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…