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LifeBridge Gets $800K Grant To Bring Fresh Produce To Bridgeport Families

Paul O’Leary, CT Food Bank CEO, Dawn Hatchett, LifeBridge Executive VP & COO, Dr. William J. Hass LifeBridge President and CEO, Mayor Bill Finch, Steven Durham Park City Commmunities, Mark Cerreta, Lindley Food Service Executive VP.
Paul O’Leary, CT Food Bank CEO, Dawn Hatchett, LifeBridge Executive VP & COO, Dr. William J. Hass LifeBridge President and CEO, Mayor Bill Finch, Steven Durham Park City Commmunities, Mark Cerreta, Lindley Food Service Executive VP. Photo Credit: LifeBridge

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- LifeBridge Community Services recently received an $800,000 three-year grant to help develop a new produce program for low-income families in Bridgeport.

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services grant will enable the organization to develop a new produce and delivery program that will enable low-income families to obtain affordable, fresh fruit and vegetables in the City of Bridgeport, said Eileen Brennan, manager of communications and marketing for LifeBridge.

"LifeBridge has been a constant force against poverty in Bridgeport for years. Their Healthy Food Initiative is an innovative way to meet the growing demand for fresh, healthy food by delivering it right to the doorsteps of city residents most in need. I'm proud to support this program," said U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy.

LifeBridge serves clients from Bridgeport and lower Fairfield County who need help in managing financial crises, family challenges, and a chance to develop the work skills they need to achieve employment goals. The organization works to inspire and empower clients by linking flexible, innovative programs to strengthen personal capability, develop skills, and build pathways to economic self-sufficiency.

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