Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Multi-Hunger Action Team (HAT) Gleaning Project Rescues Over 23,000 Pounds of Squash!

The East Windsor Hunger Action Team (HAT) partnered with Reichle Farms in South Windsor for the third year in row to glean butternut, acorn, and Spaghetti squash. Over 23,000 pounds of squash was gleaned with help from more than 80 local volunteers last weekend.

Most of  the squash was distributed locally, along with healthy recipes, to agencies and low-income families within the towns of East Windsor, East Hartford, Enfield, South Windsor, Windsor, Newington and Hartford.

Thank you to the organizerand East Windsor HAT Gleaning CaptainPeter Stagon, as well as Earl Reichle for opening his fields to us. Additional support was provided by Bill and Marie Groves from Five Corner Cupboard in East Windsor, Kristen Formanek from The Town of East Windsor Social Services, as well as Gary Richards and his volunteers from the East Hartford Hunger Action Team.  A special thank you to Carter Southerland from CarterCares, as well as Ray and Bridget Halpin for providing additional trucks.  Water and pizza were provided for all the volunteers.  Everyone had a great time and we look forward to making this an even bigger event next year!

To learn more about Foodshare's Hunger Action Teams visit our website, or contact Beatrice Maslowski, Community Network Builder at (860) 286-9999. x180.

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