We are endlessly inspired by all of the people who dedicate themselves and their time to the fight against hunger. Even the simplest of food drives can spark action from a community, and it is really great to see! One of those communities that has made a difference recently is a little neighborhood in Connecticut, and it's all thanks to a local couple and their family.
Theresa and Justin Innes are no strangers to spreading kindness, in fact, this is their third food drive! It all started right in front of their house in 2015. After breaking 1,000 pounds of donations that year and in 2016, the two of them decided to go for it once again, but this time at their freshly moved-into home in a new neighborhood. We are very happy to report that it was a success once again! They collected 1,032 pounds of food, which is enough to provide 860 meals!
Kaster Moving, an Atlas Van Lines agent, has been providing a van to deliver the food for every food drive that the couple has held. This year, the donations were brought to the The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County, and will help feed the nearly 415,000 people, including 1 in 7 children, in Connecticut who are food insecure.
Thank you so much to the Innes family, their neighbors, and Kaster Moving for taking the time to make a difference for the lives of those in need. We hope to see you back in action next year for another food drive!
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