The day before the Super Bowl, while many were gearing up for the “Big Game,” the Junior League of Greater New Haven was aiming to make a big impact for the Connecticut Food Bank.
About 15 League members participated in the Super Saturday food drive Feb. 5 at the Stop & Shop supermarket in New Haven’s Westville neighborhood for much of the day. Several members’ friends and significant others also pitched in for the good cause.
Members collected numerous food donations on one of the busiest days of the year for grocery shopping, as well as many cash donations.
While final tallies are not yet available, League President Kimberly Pedrick said it was an extremely busy day at the supermarket – with the entire store’s shopping carts in use most of the time! And the event was a great experience for League members and shoppers/donors alike. The Junior League has partnered with the food bank on this event for several years, and members always find it a very rewarding experience.
Posted by the Junior League of Greater New Haven. Since 2005, the Connecticut Food Bank has provided an additional 50,000 meals to those in need from the funds donated and food drives hosted by the Junior League of Greater New Haven.