There should be no shame in asking for assistance if you're going hungry. Throughout the pandemic, the United States Department of Agriculture's Farmers to Families program has temporarily provided emergency relief in the form of free boxes filled with fresh produce, dairy, milk, and cooked meat to hundreds of millions of American citizens.

At last check, over 163 MILLION boxes of food have been given out across the country. Unfortunately, the USDA's Farmers to Families program itself is coming to an end on May 31, 2021. Luckily, there are four upcoming distribution events on the calendar, two in Torrington and another two upcoming in Waterbury.

The Torrington free food distribution events are happening on Saturday May 8 and Saturday May 22, 2021. The events will be set up on Hogan Drive in Torrington, from 9 AM to noon both Saturdays. The Torrington Police Department asks that you use Petricone Drive from the Torringford St side to get to the events and travel West to Hogan Drive where you will be allotted one food box per vehicle.

According to the Torrington Police Facebook post about the events, they gave away 700 out of 1,200 of the free boxes available, so, don't be shy, they truly want to give them all away. Below you'll find a map for the events from the Torrington Police Facebook page:

Torrington Police Department Facebook
Torrington Police Department

The Waterbury Food Distribution Events will happen on Tuesday May 11, 2021, and again on Tuesday May 18, 2021, from 9 AM until supplies run out at Waterbury's Municipal Stadium, which is located at 1200 Watertown Avenue. This is a good thing, hopefully you can get out to any of these four events before the program ends at the end of the month.

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