Bristol – State Senator Henri Martin (R-31) and State Representative Cara Pavalock-D’Amato (R-77) were joined by Bristol Mayor Ken Cockayne September 20 at the Bristol ShopRite as they Helped Bag Hunger. The event collected food as part of ShopRite’s Partners In Caring Program.
State Representative Cara Pavalock-D’Amato (far left), Bristol Mayor Ken Cockayne (center left) State Senator Henri Martin (center right) and Salvation Army Lieutenants Shareena and Emmanuel Echavarria cut the ribbon to kick off ShopRite’s Help Bag Hunger campaign.
The legislators were also joined by Salvation Army Lieutenants Shareena Echavarria and Emmanuel Echavarria.
“This was a wonderful opportunity to work with a local, family-owned business that is giving back to the community,” Sen. Martin said. “Anyone can fall on hard times. This helps ensure that those families can still have a decent meal.”
Rep Pavalock-D’Amato said, “I look forward to participating in this event each year, and having the opportunity to raise awareness about hunger in our community. I’m thankful to Bristol ShopRite for hosting this annual event, in order to raise necessary funds that will ensure our local food pantries will have the resources they need to serve the neediest among us.”
Sen. Martin represents the communities of Bristol, Harwinton, Plainville, Plymouth, and Thomaston.
Rep Pavalock-D’Amato serves the community of Bristol.