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Windsor Food & Fuel Bank to Resume Accepting Donations of Food from Public on May 21

Windsor Food & Fuel Bank to Resume Accepting Donations of Food from Public on May 21
Beginning on Thursday, May 21, the community food bank will receive donations of food upon appointment on Tuesday mornings from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and on Thursday afternoons from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at its location at L.P. Wilson Community Center at 599 Matianuck Ave. in Windsor, Conn. To schedule a time to bring nonperishable food to the food bank, as well as gift cards to local stores and gas stations, and toiletries, call 860-285-1839.

“We are thrilled to be able to again welcome donations of food from the community to help restock our shelves and supplement what we have been receiving from Foodshare,” explains Ernest Perreault, President of the nonprofit Windsor Food & Fuel Bank. “Since we are located inside L.P. Wilson Community Center, the Windsor Food & Fuel Bank has been unable to accept donations of food since March 16th when the building closed to the public. However, by working with our partners at the Town of Windsor’s Department of Social Services, we have continued to provide food, fuel/utility support and basic necessities to clients through donations of funds and gift cards from the public and those supplies from Foodshare.”

Perreault reports that the Windsor Food & Fuel Bank’s most needed items include: peanut butter and jelly; spaghetti sauce & pasta; macaroni and cheese; canned meats; crackers; cereal; baked beans; canned vegetables; canned fruit; fruit juice; coffee; tea and hot chocolate; and condiments such as ketchup; mustard and mayonnaise. The Food Bank also seeks personal care items such as paper towels, facial tissues, toilet paper, diapers and baby wipes – all in their original packaging (a good opportunity to check your closets!).

The Windsor Food & Fuel Bank continues to serve the community through the following programs with the public’s safety in mind:

Food Distribution with Limited Hours:
Windsor Food Bank clients continue to receive pre-packed food distributions outside the building during limited food bank hours. If you are a Windsor resident and not a current client of the Windsor Food & Fuel Bank but find yourself in need of food assistance, call the Windsor Social Services office at 860-285-1839, Mondays through Fridays.

Weekend Wheels backpack program:
In addition, during this closure of schools, the Weekend Wheels backpack program for Windsor students continues to make food distributions to participating families through “doorstep” home deliveries. Each week, 122 bags filled with non-perishable breakfast, lunch and dinner items, shelf milk, juice and fresh produce and bakery items are being delivered.

Monetary Contributions to help the Windsor Food & Fuel Bank:
To support the Windsor Food & Fuel Bank with a cash donation to be applied to food, fuel, and basic needs programs, go to www.windsorfoodbank.org and use the Donate button on our home page.
Checks can be mailed to:
Windsor Food & Fuel Bank
P.O. Box 854
Windsor, CT 06095

Volunteerism:
The Windsor Food & Fuel Bank is not currently seeking additional volunteers but welcomes people who want to volunteer in the future to give their names by calling Windsor Social Services at 860-285-1839. In addition, Bloomfield-based Foodshare has a variety of volunteer needs at www.foodshare.volunteerhub.com

If you are a Windsor resident and not a current client of the Windsor Food & Fuel Bank but find yourself in need of food assistance, call the Windsor Social Services office at 860-285-1839, Mondays through Fridays. Information is also available at www.townofwindsorct.com/social-services and at www.windsorfoodbank.org.

The Windsor Food & Fuel Bank is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was founded in 1967 as the Windsor Community Service Council (WCSC). The all-volunteer Board, along with our partners at Windsor Social Services, works to accomplish our Mission of ensuring that no Windsor resident goes hungry, is cold, or is without basic necessities. The generosity of local individuals, businesses, civic and religious organizations provides for 95 percent of the WF&FB’s annual operating budget. For more information during this COVID-19 time, visit www.windsorfoodbank.org or call 860-285-1839.


Windsor Food and Fuel Bank
Windsor Food and Fuel Bank
P.O. Box 854 | 860-683-4199
Windsor, CT 06095
http://www.windsorfoodbank.org
info@windsorfoodbank.org


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