All-day event in Avon packs food for families in need

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AVON - On Saturday in Connecticut, a foodshare drive was held in Avon to help feed families in need in Connecticut.

The Farmington Valley American Muslim Center held a food share and gifts of love backpack program to meet the needs of families in the surrounding counties.

More than 200 volunteers from 20 different faith-based and civic organizations participated in the all day event packing boxes of food to send to nearby organizations.