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Food banks in need as holidays approach

Local food banks are hoping people will find the spirit of giving heading into the holiday season. “We’ve been busier than ever. We are doing more families than ever,” Naugatuck…

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Drive to boost fuel, food banks

PROSPECT — The Prospect Republican Town Committee is organizing a collection to benefit the town’s food and fuel banks. On Saturday, members of committee will be collecting monetary donations and…

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Prospect food bank in need of donations

PROSPECT — The shelves in the town’s food bank are bare. The town runs a food bank through Town Hall. At a time when the need is greatest, Mayor Robert…

Ellen Rooney, a volunteer at the Ecumenical Food Bank in Naugatuck, bags groceries for low-income individuals and families. The food bank is expecting a lot of customers next week for Thanksgiving.
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Food pantries see increased need as holidays near

NAUGATUCK — With the holidays fast approaching, local food banks are preparing for a rise in customers that usually comes this time of the year. Last year, lines at the…

Volunteer Rita Starziski selects cans of soup from the pantry.
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Food bank making holiday brighter

NAUGTUCK — The Ecumenical Food Bank is gearing up for Thanksgiving in a big way. Last Monday, volunteers gave out 252 holiday baskets to the needy in Naguatuck and Beacon…

A record 255 people lined up outside St. Michael's Church in Naugatuck last November to receive holiday baskets from the Ecumenical Food Bank.
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Food banks served record numbers in ’09

NAUGATUCK — Following a statewide trend, the Ecumenical Food Bank saw demand for its services increase in 2009, as it fed more than 10,000 people and provided almost 100,000 meals,…

Food Bank demand increases

NAUGATUCK — With the holiday season nearing and many local families still feeling the effects of an economic recession, the Ecumenical Food Bank is calling on the generosity of the…