Savings Bank Helps Feed The Need

To the Editor:

I wanted to express my sincere thanks to Tanya Truax at Newtown Savings Bank for taking the time to meet with me in July and listen to my request for help. I asked her if Newtown Savings Bank could help Feeding the Need purchase a new freezer so that we could continue preparing food donated by the Connecticut Food Bank for the homeless. The Feeding the Need program at Newtown High School is a collaboration between the Connecticut Food Bank and the Newtown High School Culinary Department. The Connecticut Food Bank delivers perishable and non-perishable food to the High School and the advanced culinary students turn that food into meals for those in need. Feeding the Need has been preparing frozen meals for the homeless in Waterbury, Danbury, and Bridgeport for the past year. With the increased amount of food being processed, Feeding the Need required more freezer space.

After reaching out to Newtown Savings Bank for help, the employees showed their support for the program when they volunteered in the culinary kitchens in August and helped prepare meals. After listening to the Feeding the Need story and volunteering with our program, Tanya Truax and the Newtown Savings Bank donated money for a freezer for Feeding the Need. Thanks to the generosity of Newtown Savings Bank, Feeding the Need can continue to supply meals to those in need. Thank you for believing in and supporting the Feeding the Need program. We couldn't do what we do without the kindness of donors like you. If you are interested in donating to Feeding the Need, whether it be food or money, please contact us at feedingtheneedct@gmail.com.

In Service,

Sonya Stanczyk

16 Sand Hill Road, Sandy Hook                 December 30, 2013

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