Praises community support for 'Walk a Mile'
Published 4:16 pm, Wednesday, October 16, 2013
To the Editor:
New Milford Social Services would like to thank all those who supported and participated in the 2013 Walk a Mile for a Meal food bank benefit event.
It was a great success with all age groups represented.
A special thanks to the Big Y for sponsoring this year's event.
Store employees covered the registration table, provided flyers throughout the store and ran audio announcements during the event.
All your efforts were much appreciated.
In addition to the many individuals who participated or made donations, we would like to especially thank the area churches, Canterbury School, the New Milford High School athletic department and the New Milford Girl Scouts for their enthusiasm and determination to make this event a success.
The Social Services food bank has approximately 400 registered individuals and families with 260 utilizing this program weekly.
Though this event greatly helped fill our pantry shelves, the need is ongoing.
We look forward to the continued support of the community in our efforts to fight hunger.