Waterford to hold third food drive Saturday

Waterford — The town is holding its third food drive to help those affected by the COVID-19 outbreak at Town Hall on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

According to Selectwoman Jody Nazarchyk, people will not have to leave their cars and volunteers will take the donated food from the vehicles. 

All donations go to the Waterford Interfaith Food Locker. Youth Services Program Coordinator Joseph Trelli said the food locker has been running for more than 15 years and, when not in times of crisis, serves 40 to 50 clients each month.

On Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Waterford's Youth and Family Services is offering free food through the Interfaith Food Locker with perishable and nonperishable items, as well as some paper products, at 200 Boston Post Road. It's done through a drive-thru system, and people who pick up items do not need to give their names.

Eighty-five families have recently indicated they need extra help through Waterford's Youth and Family Services Bureau due to the coronavirus, Nazarchyk said. She said she is "worried" about the effect of the viral outbreak on vulnerable families.

"We have many Waterford families, young and old, that need food now," Nazarchyk said. "There's a need in Waterford. Everyone thinks we're such a wealthy town. We're really not." 

s.spinella@theday.com

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