Connecticut Foodshare mobile food pantry program resumes following pandemic pause
Connecticut Foodshare says its crucial mobile food pantry program has returned to the way it operated pre-pandemic.
Connecticut Foodshare says the program's farmers market-style distribution was put on hold because of the pandemic. But volunteers have resumed setting up tables with food outside mobile trucks, where people can choose the items they want.
Sarah Santora, the Connecticut Foodshare director of community programs, oversees the program. Santora says Connecticut Foodshare is also increasing the number of mobile food pantry sites across the state, and upping the amount of food distributions per month.
Connecticut Foodshare is partnering with Park City Initiative to offer food distributions in the parking lot across from the Klein Memorial Auditorium in Bridgeport.
The mobile food pantries will soon make stops at Bridgeport Hospital and St. Vincent's Medical Center. There will also be several other distribution sites in Stamford, Norwalk, Stratford and Milford.
Anyone 16 and up can take advantage of the program.
For a schedule of distribution sites and hours, click here.