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Bridgeport Hospital to continue free monthly food distribution through 2022

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

BRIDGEPORT, CT (Nov. 10, 2021) – Bridgeport Hospital continues to help community members gain access to healthy food through a monthly free food distribution. With oversight from the Community Health Improvement Department, this effort provides access to healthy and nutritious food.

Since May 2019, this effort has served over 4,800 local families. Every third Tuesday of the month, Bridgeport Hospital staff volunteer to pack and distribute free bags of food to all those in need. Bags are distributed in the parking lot at 200 Mill Hill Avenue (corner of Mill Hill Avenue and Grant Street) beginning at 5:30 pm. The event lasts until 6:30 pm or until the bags runout. Each bag contains a variety of fresh produce, milk, eggs, bread and other items.

Upcoming food distribution for the remainder of 2021 are Tuesdays, Nov. 16 and Dec. 21. The hospital plans to continue this monthly event through 2022 on the third Tuesday of each month at 5:30 pm.

For more information about the food distribution, please contact Gina Smith at (203) 200-3719 or [email protected].

Bridgeport Hospital, part of Yale New Haven Health, is a non-profit 501-bed acute care hospital with two campuses (plus 42 beds licensed to Yale New Haven Children's Hospital). Its Bridgeport and Milford Campuses serve patients from across the region. The hospital admits more than 23,000 patients and provides nearly 350,000 outpatient treatments annually. The Connecticut Burn Center at Bridgeport Hospital is the only burn center in the state and one of only 64 verified burn centers in the United States. Bridgeport Hospital is committed to providing safe, compassionate and cost efficient care to its patients and the community. www.bridgeporthospital.org

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