#Bridgeport CT–St. Vincent’s Health Services and Aquarion Water Company launched their 8th Annual “House of Hope” Food Drive with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Running until November 16, 2018, the House of Hope aims to help reduce hunger throughout the Greater Bridgeport area.
In an effort to fight hunger with healthy foods, the organizers ask that only nutritious, non-perishable, non-expired items be donated. Last year more than seven tons of food were donated and organizers hope to surpass that total this year.
The House of Hope committee is taking a step beyond simply collecting foodstuffs by attempting to educate both recipients and donors alike about healthy food choices. The committee, in conjunction with local organizations, Get Healthy CT and the Council of Churches of Greater Bridgeport, has provided suggestions for healthier food donations on the back of all flyers announcing the drive.