Wade's Dairy in Bridgeport holds second Farm to Family Giveaway

There was a swell of support in Bridgeport on Labor Day as Farmers to Families Food Box provided fresh produce to hundreds of Connecticut residents.

News 12 Staff

Sep 7, 2020, 4:57 PM

Updated 1,386 days ago

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There was a swell of support in Bridgeport on Labor Day as Farmers to Families Food Box provided fresh produce to hundreds of Connecticut residents.
People began lining up outside Wade’s Dairy at 6 a.m. to get their free boxes of fresh produce. The boxes contained items like onions, apples and sweet potatoes.
Harry Bell, one of the organizers, says that nearly 1,200 boxes were distributed.
Carolyn Vermont, Mayor Joe Ganim’s community liaison, says that while many people are struggling during the pandemic, it is nice to make food one less thing for them to worry about.
“We have so many families, underprivileged, disadvantaged, some have lost their jobs, some their hours have been reduced at their jobs, and this is such a great help,” she says.
Neighbors like Joan Allen say that they appreciate it.
“It’s nice to be able to use your finances for other things that you need. Food is very important, but I'm grateful that they're giving it away today,” says Allen.
State Rep. Andre Baker says events like this shows the spirit of the community.
"Funds are running low whatever we can to help maintain people. I'm just happy to see all the volunteers,” Baker says.
The group Masks for CT gave out free masks to the people in line. Wade’s Dairy owner Doug Wade also added free milk and eggs.


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