Foodshare distribution to resume at Rentschler container in East Hartford

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Foodshare is extending its food distribution software at Rentschler box in East Hartford.

The web page will reopen next Tuesday, January 12. It can be open each Tuesday this wintry weather except an conclusion date is decided. the new hours are from 9:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. americans should still use the Silver Lane entrance. The tackle for that entrance is 615 Silver Lane, East Hartford, CT 06118.

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The Rentschler field distribution site alone has served over 225,000 households and has dispensed over 6 million meals.

We successfully served hundreds of thousands of people with the Rentschler container distribution all through the spring, summer season and fall, however wintry weather climate in New England is all the time an incredible problem.

Our team labored tirelessly all over the holidays to find a means to hold this distribution web site going in the course of the iciness, and we’re chuffed to file our efforts have been successful. because of the endured assist of Governor Lamont and the State of Connecticut, and due to a beneficiant bargain from our chums at Euphoria event options in Windsor, we will be in a position to proceed our Rentschler field distribution through the iciness months.”

Jason Jakubowski, President and CEO of Foodshare in a press release

Jakubowski advised news 8, because the winter hit in Connecticut, they bumped into winter weather concerns for food distribution. however, he says, “the State of Connecticut has helped us out tremendously with the snow elimination piece” and their partnership with Euphoria adventure solutions in Windsor offered cover with tents.

He adds they obtained additional assist for meals acquisition from the Coronavirus reduction equipment passed through Congress two weeks ago.

anyone in want of meals counsel who wants advice about how to get assist can call 211 or visit https://www.211ct.org/, or www.foodshare.org/help.