While the golfing may be over, the spirit of the Travelers Championship lives on as the organization made sure food prepared for the week-long event did not go to waste.
Volunteers at Master's Manna Food Pantry in Wallingford were working around the clock since Friday. They were sorting more than five tons of food to distribute to ten food pantries, missions, shelters and homes around the state.
Masters Manna co-founder Cheryl Trzchinski said she was overwhelmed by the amount of food Travelers donated this year.
“We live in Connecticut where one in five children face hunger every day and they have ensured that people across the state will not go hungry this week,” Trzchinski said.
From pastries, donuts, bagels and cakes to salmon, gourmet chicken and salads, Trzchinski said the quality of food has truly made it Christmas in August for everyone.
“People are hungry in Connecticut. Believe it or not,” Trzchinski said. “And we believe people need access to good and healthy food.”
The towers of food were endless as more trailers were unloaded and sorted on Monday morning. On Monday night, Master's Manna served dinner for more than 115 families. Addition to a delicious meal, everyone, who came for dinner, also got cartons of food to take home and feed their families for the next week.
“No one should go hungry, but when you see the expressions that people know they are going to eat and they are going to eat well,” Trzchinski said. “That makes it all worthwhile.”
While a majority of the food is going to food pantries in Middletown, Meridan, New Haven and Bridgeport.
“People tend to forget that people go hungry year round. It's not just a summer or holiday thing,” Trzchinski said. “And when kids are out of school, they lose access to free lunches do its imperative we step up during the summer months.”
Because so much food was donated by Travelers, Master's Manna does not want anyone to go hungry. So if you are or know of a shelter or pantry that is in need, they want to help.
All you have to do is call Masters Manna at 203-678-3042 and they will make sure there is food available. Masters Manna is 46 N Plains Industrial Rd. in Wallingford. People can email firstname.lastname@example.org and for more information, click here.
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