Rain and chilly temperatures didn’t stop MetroHartford Alliance staff from volunteering at Foodshare. The Alliance team stepped up to help at one of Foodshare’s pop-up distribution centers, dispensing food to more than 1,900 cars Thursday morning.
As the regional food bank serving Hartford and Tolland counties, Foodshare is the largest anti-hunger organization in the Greater Hartford area. Over the past seven months, Foodshare has distributed 5.6 million pounds of food to 200,000 cars, which translates to 4.7 million meals.
“This volunteer experience is an impactful way to spend your morning,” noted Kim Bishop, Executive Director of Talent Attraction & Retention, who cheerfully supplied the team—and additional volunteers—with festive Halloween hats, headbands, and glasses. “It’s a humbling experience and another great way for our team to give back and support our community and partners,” she added.
“The Alliance is part of our community. We recognize that in challenging times, it’s more important than ever to support our community,” emphasized President & Chief Executive Officer David Griggs. “Helping address hunger issues in our region is a sobering experience. We encourage our team and others to take the time to volunteer.”
The Alliance team volunteered at Rentschler field. Volunteers are needed not only in East Hartford, but at all of the Mobile Foodshare sites throughout Hartford and Tolland Counties, including Bloomfield, Bolton, East Windsor, Enfield, Hartford, New Britain, Plainville, Tolland, West Hartford, Windsor.