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Norwich Farmers to Families food box distribution to be held Friday

Norwich — The Farmers to Families food box distribution will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Friday at the former Foxwoods Resort Casino employee parking lot at 29 Stonington Road-Route 2 in Norwich.

The distribution will be drive-thru, with recipients asked to remain in their vehicles, wear masks and open the trunk, where organizers will place the box and a gallon of milk. No registration necessary, and boxes will be given out on a first come, first served basis until supplies run out.

Each box in the food distribution program, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, contains 5 pounds of meat, 5 pounds of produce and 5 pounds of dairy products. A gallon of milk will be given separately.

Similar food giveaways were held in several locations in Norwich last Friday, which proved difficult logistically, Mayor Peter Nystrom said. Nystrom received permission from Foxwoods officials to open the previously blockaded parking lot to allow for vehicles to line up off the street for the distribution.

For more information, contact Pam Kinder at United Community and Family Services at (860) 822-4146.

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