Families facing food insecurity often struggle to find enough to eat when children are home on the weekends. With this in mind, TEEG approached organizations in the towns of Woodstock, Pomfret, and Thompson to create a Weekend Food Program.
Woodstock was the first program established with the Evangelical Covenant Church and F.R.E.S.H. to provide weekly distribution to families. Soon after the Thompson Business association stepped up to sponsor the program in their community. In Pomfret, Christ Church and the Pomfret School teamed up to support the program to serve families through the Pomfret Community School.
Each of these teams collects donations, organizes packages, and distributes food to families by providing a bag of “kid-friendly” food on Fridays. TEEG inserts information in the bags about our support services to keep families up-to-date.