GREENWICH, Conn. -- Three Greenwich youth organizations donated pounds of healthy food and produce to Neighbor to Neighbor to help families in need.
The food drive during the town's recent football season was a joint effort by Greenwich Junior United Way, Greenwich Youth Football League, and Greenwich Youth Cheerleading League.
Fans made their donations online via the Amp Your Good crowd feeding website .
The effort supplied two months of fresh produce, "which is unbelieveable," said Neighbor to Neighbor Operations Coordinator Duncan Lawson.
By the end of the drive at a November GYFL awards dinner the collection had reached the following amounts: Cos Cob Crushers (721 lbs.), Riverside Gators (714 lbs), Putnam Generals (469 lbs.), Glenville Mavericks (459 lbs.), North Mianus Bulldogs (110 lbs.) and BANC Raiders (38 lbs).
"We talk a lot about how we are more than a team, we are family", said Pat Bria, President of the Cos Cob Crushers organization.
"The Greenwich Youth Football League Fan Food Drive presented by Greenwich Jr United Way was an obvious way for us to unite as a team, to help local families who are in need.
Bria will be presented with a plaque in honor of the team's off-field win by Greenwich Jr United Way later this month.
The Greenwich Jr United Way wants to make food drives an annual effort for Neighbor to Neighbor, said Emily Zerbst, Jr United Way Program Coordinator at Greenwich United Way.
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