To the Editor:

New Milford Social Services would like to thank all of those who participated in and supported the 2016 Walk a Mile for a Meal food bank benefit.

It was a great success with over 250 walkers participating.

A special thank you to Big Y, Faith Scofield and Connor Schur, Glenn Bisson and Regina Torsiello, Canterbury School, Keiko Matthewson, all participating Girl Scout Troops, Lou Archell, the Schaghticoke Middle School Leos Club, Theresa McGuinness, New Milford High School’s Athletic Council and all the student athletes who participated in the food drive, Giles Vaughn, the New Milford High School French Honor Society, Barbara Polley and Sarah Wainshal, Boy Scout Troop #58, Bob Rella, the First Congregational Church in New Milford, and Becky Passer.

We also want to add a big thank you to all our volunteers on that day: Donald and Alison Franco, Sandra and Joshua Violette, Flora Quammie, Christine Thomas, Pat Conway, Barbara Ripps, Annmarie Cochrell, Wanda Flyer, Zina Smith and to the Big Y management and staff.

The New Milford Food Bank offers weekly food to over 600 town residents.

Relying on the generosity of our local community is essential to meeting the food needs of so many families, children and seniors.

We look forward to the ongoing support from donors as we continue to help our neighbors and fight hunger in our community.

Amy Bondeson

Social worker

New Milford Social Services