News 8 hosts 2016 Thanksgiving Food Drive

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EAST HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — News 8 joined forces with the Connecticut Food Bank and Bank of America to help the 500,000 Connecticut residents who struggle with hunger every day.

One in five children is food insecure in Connecticut and many of the people who need help from the Connecticut Food Bank are employed, but are unable to meet basic living expenses.

On Saturday, the News 8 team, along with Bank of America and Girl Scouts Troop 60834, collected donations for the Connecticut Food Bank. Aside from food donations, for every $1 that was donated, Bank of America will match the donation with $2 more.

Related Content: Photos: News 8 Thanksgiving Food Drive

We were able to collect so much money and food for Feeding America, as well as meet dozens of great News 8 viewers.

All of us at News 8 want to thank everyone for their generosity and for coming to spend some time with us! We’d love to see your photos from the event. Send them to Report It!

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