Roots and Wings offers new Food Sense program

NORWICH – The cost of food has increased dramatically over the last year, and it’s getting harder and harder for people to stretch their food dollars, but Catholic Charities Roots and Wings Center has instituted a new program that could help families make their dollars stretch a little farther.

Roots and Wings began the Food Sense program with 11 people in January. By September, 109 people were taking advantage of the program. The program is designed to help individuals cut their food bills. For $15.50 a month, individuals can receive 12 to 13 food items, including meat and poultry, fresh vegetables and produce and other staples. The items change on a monthly basis.

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