One out of every eight people in Hartford and Tolland Counties are at risk of hunger, according to Foodshare, a Connecticut-based regional food bank. For us at Titan, which is headquartered in Rocky Hill, Conn., that translates to roughly 127,000 of our neighbors who experience food insecurity, including more than 36,000 children.
Because these alarming statistics literally hit so close to home for us, we are especially proud to support the great work of Foodshare. Aside from donating to the nonprofit for the last several years, some of our staff members also participate in the group's annual Walk Against Hunger.
This year's event, Foodshare's 35th, began at Dunkin Donuts Park - home of the Yard Goats - and continued out onto the streets of Hartford. Walkers were met with bluebird skies and thousands of smiling faces (including Scott Haney's), who came out to make an impact on hunger in our state.