By Andrea Boyle
The patrons of Super Stop & Shop in Granby have always displayed an abundance of generosity, particularly with the ongoing “Food for Friends” fundraising program to benefit local food pantries. The Farmington Valley VNA’s Granby Food Bank Program received the funds raised when patrons made donations at checkout registers or purchased pre-packaged Hunger Relief Boxes for $10.
Store Manager Christine Willett recently presented Farmington Valley VNA Executive Director Incy S. Muir with a $3,984.60 donation. This donation represents the “Food for Friends” initiative made by patrons who purchased $1, $3, or $5 tickets upon checkout at the registers.
The volunteer-run Granby Food Bank program presently serves over 100 individuals and families, and subsists solely on product and monetary donations from area residents, businesses, and organizations. Due to the rise in year-round requests for assistance, supplies are replenished from the modest restricted account maintained for this purpose when donations are low. Contributions of any amount sustain the Granby Food Bank’s ability to provide participants with access to essential nutrition, and ensure the continued success of this important community resource.
The Granby Food Bank Program, housed in the Farmington Valley VNA’s Granby office at 248 Salmon Brook Street, is consistently in need of non-perishable foods, personal hygiene items, household cleaning products and pet food. Please contact them at 860-653-5514 or visit www.farmingtonvalleyvna.org for information on ways to support this vital program.