Community Food Relief: How your donations could help local families

More than 100 cars lined up in Hamilton Friday to receive free food boxes as part of senior program sponsored by Shared Harvest food bank in Fairfield. More than 300 seniors who had signed up for the food giveaway came through the distribution center set up in a shopping center parking lot along Route 4 in Hamilton. (Photo By Nick Graham\Journal-News)

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More than 100 cars lined up in Hamilton Friday to receive free food boxes as part of senior program sponsored by Shared Harvest food bank in Fairfield. More than 300 seniors who had signed up for the food giveaway came through the distribution center set up in a shopping center parking lot along Route 4 in Hamilton. (Photo By Nick Graham\Journal-News)

The Journal-News annual Community Food Relief campaign runs through Jan. 9, collecting funds for the Shared Harvest Food Bank

One in six people in our community lives with food insecurity, meaning families and individuals don’t have enough affordable, nutritious food to sustain their lives. Food banks in our area help those facing food insecurity, and every $1 donation to the Community Food Relief fundraising campaign provides eight meals to someone in need.

Your support makes a difference and so far this year Community Food Relief has collected $12,692 for Shared Harvest Food Bank.

Giving is easy, and your donations are tax deductible. You can donate:

The hungry in our community include children, seniors, low-income workers, and those who have been impacted by the pandemic over the past two years.

Last year, thanks to your generosity, Community Food Relief raised more than $30,000, providing more than 180,000 meals to feed hungry families right here in our community.