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Foodshare’s food distribution at Rentschler Field will start back up again on Tuesday, January 12.
Foodshare has been distributing food at Rentschler Field in East Hartford since the start of the pandemic. This distribution site alone has served over 225,000 households; many new to food insecurity due to COVID-19 and has distributed over 6 million meals.
“We successfully served hundreds of thousands of people with the Rentschler Field distribution during the spring, summer and fall, but winter weather in New England is always an incredible challenge. Our team worked tirelessly throughout the holidays to find a way to keep this distribution site going through the winter, and we are happy to report our efforts were successful. Thanks to the continued support of Governor Lamont and the State of Connecticut, and thanks to a generous discount from our friends at Euphoria Event Solutions in Windsor, we will be able to continue our Rentschler Field distribution through the winter months,” said Jason Jakubowski, President and CEO of Foodshare.
Foodshare is encouraging people to connect with additional food resources in their community, including Foodshare’s network of over 200 partner pantries and meal programs in Greater Hartford. Our partner programs have food and resources available to help community members who are struggling with food insecurity. To access additional food resources call 2-1-1, go to https://www.211ct.org/, or visit www.foodshare.org/help.
Important information to share with the community:
We will be distributing food on TUESDAYS starting on January, 12; with an end date to be determined.
NEW WINTER HOURS:
9:30 am – 1:00 pm
Address: 615 Silver Lane, East Hartford, CT 06118 – Silver Lane entrance; gates will close at 1:00 pm
One allocation of food per car to ensure that we have enough food for everyone.
In the event of winter weather check Foodshare’s social media as well as NBC-CT and FOX61 for schedule updates.
This emergency distribution at Rentschler Field is in addition to Foodshare’s ongoing efforts to provide food to a network of over 260 pantries, community kitchens, and Mobile Foodshare sites throughout the region.
Community members can access additional food resources through the following:
– Mobile Foodshare an outdoor pantry-on-wheels, to find a site near you please text “FOODSHARE” to 85511 or go towww.foodshare.org/mobile.
– To find a food pantry and other resources near you, call 2-1-1 or go to https://www.211ct.org/.
If you are interested in volunteering or would like to donate to help us continue to serve our neighbors visit www.foodshare.org