Local hunger relief programs received a needed boost this week thanks to the employees of Rogers Corporation. Their inaugural “Harvest for Hunger” event held October 14th at Fort Hill Farms in Thompson, CT, exceeded expectations in monetary and food donations to support local food distribution programs in northeastern Connecticut.
The “Harvest for Hunger” fundraiser featured family entertainment and activities organized by Rogers employees with proceeds benefitting local food programs and Connecticut Food Bank’s mobile pantry in its mission to deliver fresh food directly to local neighborhoods. With total proceeds now calculated, a total of $7,000 was raised for the mobile pantry, including a $2,500 donation from Rogers Corporation. Company employees also collected $2,000 worth of non-perishable food items for Thompson Ecumenical Empowerment Group (TEEG)’s food pantry and donated an additional $500 to help launch a supplementary dairy products program for TEEG. Fort Hill Farms and The Farmer’s Cow donated 300 “Calf-Pints” (half-pints) of milk to the same program.
In addition to Fort Hill Farms, many local businesses and organizations partnered with Rogers employees to help make the “Harvest for Hunger” event a success. Special donors included Linemaster Switch Corporation, Commercial Roofing & Contracting, and Oak Lodge 46. Donations and raffle gifts were contributed by 99 Restaurant, AmericInn Hotel, Body by Design, Bousquets, Chili’s, Comfort Inn, Fort Hill Farms, Frito-Lay, Inn at Woodstock Hill, Martha’s Herbary, Northeast Wine & Spirits, Stop & Shop, and WB Mason. Delin Design and Sheppard Leger Nowak assisted with event promotion. Members of the local “Young Marines” organization assisted with the set up and take down for this event.
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