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West Hartford Sports Leagues Support Food Pantry

Teams from a variety of West Hartford youth sports leagues collected items for the West Hartford Food Pantry. Courtesy photo

A variety of youth sports teams collected items for the West Hartford Food Pantry the weekend of Sept. 21-22.

By Ronni Newton

Youth sports leagues from throughout West Hartford teamed up last weekend to support the West Hartford Food Pantry.

In the past year, the Food Pantry gave out more than 6,300 bags to West Hartford residents, and the need is not diminishing. The Food Pantry is part of West Hartford’s Town That Cares Fund, and is supported entirely by donations.

Resident and team parent Danielle Weiss, knowing that the West Hartford Food Pantry shelves were low on important staples like peanut butter, rice, canned fruit, canned corn, tuna, pasta, sauce, and soup, said she “rallied the troops” and reached out to families from a variety of sports leagues throughout town and asked families to bring donations of nonperishables to last weekend’s games.

“Many thanks go out to the generous West Hartford families who donated on behalf of West Hartford Little League (WHLL), West Hartford Youth Baseball League (WHYBL), West Hartford Amateur Baseball Association (WHABA), and West Hartford Youth Football League (WHYFL),” Weiss said.  “Once again, we are reminded of how fortunate we are to live in such a special community.”

Additional food donations can be dropped off in the Town Hall lobby at the Customer Service Desk, Monday through Friday, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Financial contributions may be sent to: Town That Cares Food Pantry, 50 South Main St., Room 306, West Hartford, CT 06107. Donations can also be made online by clicking here.

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