Volunteers helping out the Friendly Hands Food Bank fresh produce distribution event on Saturday, July 31.
Volunteers helping out the Friendly Hands Food Bank fresh produce distribution event on Saturday, July 31.
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NORTHWEST CORNER — For over 30 years, Friendly Hands Food Bank has not stopped doing good for the neighborhoods all across the Northwest Corner.
The organization, which is based out of Torrington, is the largest food bank in Northwest Connecticut with its primary mission of fighting food insecurity.
On Saturday, July 31, 30 volunteers helped to hand out boxes of fresh food produce at the old TD Bank building at 44 Elm Street.
Volunteers included local residents and members of Boy Scout Troop 1027.
The box included baby watermelons, squash, cucumbers, and sweet potatoes.
According to organization Executive Director Karen Thomas,1,680 boxes of fresh produce were given out to residents.
“It’s especially important in the summer months for families to have fresh produce, because kids are out of school and it’s important to them to get the right nutrition for anybody and everybody who needs it,” Thomas said. “We are excited to be part of our community of Connecticut. We are just blessed to have so much support.”
The food bank gives out food boxes throughout the area on a regularly scheduled basis.
For more information on future food distribution events, or how to volunteer for Friendly Hands, call 860-482-3338 or email friendlyhandsfoodbank@gmail.com.
Or visit their website at fhfb.org

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