Thursday, November 10, 2016

A Word of Thanks from our President & CEO

To Foodshare’s loyal supporters,

No matter how you feel about the last few days, you should be proud of your commitment to the issues you believe in.

The truth remains: regardless of personal politics, we all deeply rely on one another to make this world work for everyone.

“There is potential to do a lot of good for our community and help a lot of people. Working together gives us an opportunity to achieve an outcome that is far more than the sum of our individual parts.”

Those words belong to Chris, a helper and hunger-fighting activist I met recently. Chris and his family were living with hunger after their triplets were born, but thanks to the support of the community, they rose up from a very difficult situation. His family is living proof that when we come together, there is nothing we can’t solve, and no limit to the good we can do.

I thank you for every gift of your hard-earned money that puts food on the table for your struggling neighbors. And I thank you for every hour of time you have worked on the issue of hunger, or discussed it with the people who mean the world to you.

After leading the efforts on hunger relief and prevention in Greater Hartford for nearly 35 years, we know one thing for certain – this work requires the efforts of everyone. It is only together that we can make every challenge attainable, and it is your actions each and every day that make the biggest difference.

This Thanksgiving, let’s remember we all have much to be thankful for. Foodshare remains strong and stable and at work in your community – because of you. Thank you for supporting what you deeply believe in, and for being a helper.

My best wishes,

James Arena-DeRosa
President & CEO

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