CT food drive program to continue through summer, to end in August

New London

NORWICH, Conn. (WTNH) — After more than a year of organizing mass food distribution sites to help those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Foodshare and Connecticut Food Bank are extending their services through the summer.

This lifeline is possible thanks to the Federal American Rescue Plan.

As the number of COVID-19 cases dwindle, so does the number of people looking for assistance.

It’s estimated that each location will feed up to one thousand families per week. Organizers say this is the final round of the food share drive, but they recognize the importance of keeping them up and rolling until the end of summer.

Though organizers recognize the importance of keeping the food drives rolling until the end of the summer, say this is the final round of the Foodshare drive.

Meeting the total need of people during the pandemic is also the goal here. Vaccinations are also being offered free of charge, no appointment needed.

“Vaccinations are essential,” said U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal. “Really, almost as essential as the food we eat.”

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