WALLINGFORD, Connecticut (WTNH) – After 18 months, Connecticut Foodshare will close its emergency drive-thru food distribution sites on October 30.
Connecticut Foodshare officials said more than 14 million meals were delivered through the distribution sites, which opened at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in April 2020. At the height of the pandemic, the sites drive-thru services served over 2,000 households. per day.
âWe’ve always said these emergency distributions won’t last forever and given Connecticut’s high immunization rate and active labor market, it’s time for us to get back to our regular programming,â said the president and Connecticut Foodshare CEO Jason Jakubowski in a statement Monday. âWe have nearly 700 community partners statewide, which means there are plenty of options for people to have access to food after these drive-thru sites close.â
Anyone who depends on these sites for food is encouraged to contact a pantry or community meal program.
To access other food resources, go to www.ctfoodshare.org/find-help, call 2-1-1, or go to www.211ct.org.