Bridgeport food bank crowdfunds to repair broken delivery truck

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BRIDGEPORT -

A Bridgeport food bank that caters to hundreds of families in need has started a crowdfunding campaign to fix its broken delivery truck.

Officials say thousands of meals are delivered to hundreds of Bridgeport families every single week for the non-profit Park City Initiative also known as the Bishop Jean Williams Food Pantry.

However,  a couple of weeks ago the truck's transmission blew endangering the entire program.

Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim has arranged for a temporary vehicle to help out with deliveries, but in the long run the organization says it needs to get its vehicle repaired.

The bank has set up a fund to raise $3,000, which is actually discounted down from the $8,000 it would have costed thanks to Miranda and Sons Automotive who agreed to do the job at cost.

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