Hundreds of thousands of pounds of food donations headed to the Foodshare warehouse in Bloomfield Tuesday morning from the “Convoy of Caring” staging point at the Rocky Hill Sheraton. Gloria McAdam, president of the regional food bank, says some thirty tractor-trailer rigs and smaller trucks and vans were headed north 21 miles on Interstate 91 in the tenth annual convoy.
Foodshare’s distribution center provides staples for hundreds of non-profit soup kitchens and food pantries in all 42 communities in Hartford and Tolland Counties. The food it distrubutes goes to 128,000 people each day — 50,000 of them children.
Companies who sent truckloads of food donations for the convoy included Burris Logistics, C&S Wholesale Grocers, Domino Pizza, Freshpoint Produce, Frito Lay, Geissler’s Supermarkets, Gold Medal Bakery, Guida Dairy, Hartford CPL/Dunkin Donuts Commisary, Highland Park Markets, HPC Foodserice, M&M Produce, Ocean State Job Lot, Pepsi Cola, Price Chopper Supermarkets, Price Rite Markets, Rich’s Food – Makers of Carvel, Sam’s Wholesale Clubs, Shop Right Supermarkets, Stop & Shop, SYSCO of Connecticut, Thurston Foods and Walgreen’s.