(Litchfield, CT)-Litchfield Bancorp announced today its support for the new Litchfield Hills Food Systems program. This collaborative initiative is community-based and will work to build sustainable and equitable food systems as catalysts for K-12 and adult education programs, as well as integrate health goals with sustainable agricultural goals. As a community partner, the bank presented a check to the organization for $5,000. Also, bank Vice President Paul McLaughlin will serve on the LHFS board of directors.
The project, spearheaded by Litchfield resident Bill Burgess, has set several goals, including: reducing obesity, increasing wellness, increased sourcing of local, sustainable foods, supporting economic development and community building. One of the first programs the group will institute will be an open-air farmers market, beginning on June 30, 2007 at the Center School in Litchfield. Currently, the Litchfield Hills Food Systems project is recruiting Connecticut-based growers and artisan food producers for the market. (Vendors interested in participating should visit www.litchfieldhillsfood.org for information.)
LBC Contact:Paul McLaughlin(860) 567-9401
“As always, Litchfield Bancorp is pleased to support local initiatives that improve the way of life for our customers. Our commitment to our community is unwavering and we look forward to assisting Litchfield Hills Food Systems during its inaugural year,” stated Mark Macomber, president and CEO of Litchfield Bancorp.
Litchfield Bancorp is a mutual savings bank with assets of $190 million offering full service offices in Litchfield, Torrington, Oakville (Watertown), Washington and Lakeville.