Thousands lined up to collect food donations at Rentschler Field in East Hartford last week. Foodshare started the drive-through food bank on Monday and decided to extend the program for two more weeks due to an “overwhelming response” from the community.
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Foodshare workers say that the majority of people seeking help are new to food insecurity -- a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and state mandates that have shuttered many businesses to stop the spread of the virus.