Farmers to Families program, which gives boxes of food to people in need, returns to Bristol

Published on Tuesday, 4 August 2020 12:11


The Farmers to Families program was expected to end after a second truck came to Bristol on July 15 to provide boxes of food to people in need during the coronavirus pandemic, but the city was able to procure a third truck, which will be coming Friday.

“We are thrilled as a city to have yet another opportunity to provide this in our community for those residents most in need,” Mayor Ellen Zoppo-Sassu said.

This delivery will be at a different time and place as the program will be set up in the parking lot across the street from city hall from noon to 2 p.m. Those interested in receiving a delivery are asked to enter the parking lot on North Main Street and will then exit onto Hope Street. The parking lot will be organized into a series of lines and each car will be directed into one of those lines where a volunteer will put a box into the recipient’s back seat or trunk.

“Area soup kitchens and [food] pantries are invited to pick up boxes, as are residents of other United Way communities – Plymouth, Burlington and Plainville” Donna Osuch, president of the United Way of Central Connecticut, said.

For more information on the program or to sign up as a volunteer, call the mayor’s office at 860-584-6250.

Posted in The Bristol Press, Bristol on Tuesday, 4 August 2020 12:11. Updated: Tuesday, 4 August 2020 12:14.