To the Editor:

New Milford Social Services would like to thank all those who participated in and supported the 2014 "Walk a Mile for a Meal" food bank benefit.

It was a great success with all age groups represented.

In addition, we would like to thank Averill Farm, Canterbury School, all participating Girl Scout troops, New Milford High School athletes, the New Milford swim team, New Milford High School chapters of the French and Spanish honor societies and area churches for their enthusiasm and determination.

The New Milford Social Services' food bank serves approximately 400 registered individuals and families, with 170 utilizing this program weekly.

The recent event helped fill our pantry shelves, but the need is ongoing.

We look forward to the continued support of the community in our efforts to fight hunger.

Jessie Dillon

Social Services

New Milford