To the Editor:
Itâ€™s no secret that life hasnâ€™t gotten back to â€śnormalâ€ť. And for those served by Bread for Life, whose â€śnormalâ€ť was already troublesome, lifeâ€™s burdens have only increased. Even here in Southington, food insecurity is a reality that has only gotten worse over the past year.
*Each week Bread for Life prepares, delivers, and serves 470 meals to those in need in Southington.
*We served 52% more meals to guests at the kitchen than we did at the end of 2019.
*We experienced a staggering 195% increase in grocery bag requests
*We spent an additional $1.72 per lunch to cover individual containers, plastic bags, plastic ware, etc.
*Bread for Life receives no town, state, or federal funding for the work we do to serve Southington citizens who experience food insecurity on a chronic basis. All funding comes directly from the generosity of our community.
During these challenging times, the need has never been greater for support that allows us to do our work. As 2021 comes to a close, please consider making a donation to Bread for Life. Donations can be made online at SouthingtonBreadforLife.org or through the mail to PO Box 925, Southington, CT 06489. You will be directly impacting the lives of your neighbors who face the pain of food insecurity every day.
Bread for Life Chair