Stop & Shop donates to Granby food bank

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Granby Stop & Shop store manager Angel Cruz presents FVVNA executive director Nancy Scheetz with a check in support of the Granby Food Bank.

Stop & Shop of Granby recently presented a check to Farmington Valley Visiting Nurse Association in support of the Granby Food Bank. Stop & Shop cashiers often ask customers if they would like to donate to various causes, and the food bank is one of the fortunate recipients. Store manager Angel Cruz presented a check for $960 to Nancy Scheetz, executive director of the VNA.

“For many in our area, the Granby Food Bank is simply a life saver,” said Scheetz in appreciation for the gift. “Quite simply, it provides nutritious food and personal care items for many who have needs caused by illnesses, employment situations, and other times of financial need. Our generous community and especially this large check from Stop & Shop allows us to continue to graciously serve and assist.”

The Granby Food Bank supports the local area with food that often makes the difference for many local families. Supported by generous donations of food and cash, it is an arm of FVVNA. With dedicated volunteers headed up by Annabel Dinse, VNA Granby secretary of community programs, the food bank offers dry goods, personal care items, store gift cards donated by the community, nonperishable food donated by area stores including generous food donations from Stop & Shop and cash donations from local organizations, clubs and businesses. The food bank is located at 248 Salmon Brook Street, and open Tuesdays from 10:30 a.m. until noon, and Thursdays from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Non-perishable donations may be left in the drop box.