West Hartford Center Business Association’s ‘We Care Card’ will provide savings and support Foodshare – We-Ha

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The West Hartford Center Business Association’s We Care Card event returns on October 29.

By Ronni Newton

The season for ‘shop, dine, wander and give’ returns with the launch of the West Hartford Center Business Association’s We Care Card event on Thursday, October 29, 2020.

Now in its fourth year in a row, the We Care Card event will be available for purchase and use for a 10-day period until Saturday, November 7, and the donation to get a card ($ 50 or more) will all go to support Foodshare. at a time when the nonprofit has seen greater demand than ever from residents of Hartford and Tolland counties who are suffering from hunger or food insecurity due to the COVID pandemic- 19.

According to Foodshare, about 1 in 9 people in Greater Hartford don’t know where their next meal will come from.

Since the start of the pandemic, the Foodshare drive-through pantry operates at Rentschler Field in East Hartford has served 150,000 families and more than 6 million pounds of food has been distributed.

Those who get a We Care card will be able to get up to 20% off at all participating businesses for the duration of the event. Customers will also be able to donate to Foodshare at participating restaurants including Barcelona, ​​Bartaco and Vinted Wine Bar.

For every $ 50 donated, Foodshare can provide 125 meals to those in need.

Since partnering with Foodshare for its fundraising efforts, the West Hartford Business Association has raised over $ 52,000, which has been turned into over 130,000 meals.

“It’s a great way for all of us to give back,” said Kimberly Moster of Kimberly Boutique and Kimberly Gift. “Everyone feels good to donate to Foodshare and then get 20% off for 10 days at the Center – it’s a win-win! “

Local resident Kristin Beth Ferris said that due to the pandemic, she wanted to start her vacation shopping early. “I want to support local and think the Care Card is perfectly appropriate to do so. What better way to support our local stores and a local non-profit organization like Foodshare that does so much good for the community? It makes me feel like I’m contributing to this crazy world.

More information about the We Care card and participating companies can be found on the West Hartford Center website.

Most of the participating businesses have We Care cards available for purchase. They can also be purchased online here through Eventbrite.

Questions can also be directed to Moster of the West Hartford Center Business Association at 860-523-4894.

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