Trinity Homelessness Project Holds Necessities Drive for Backpack Nutrition Program

Photo above: Hands on Hartford Program Assistant Bianca Almanzar and Kyle Fields ’21 

This past Saturday, the Trinity Homelessness Project held a necessities drive at the Hartford Stop & Shop, and collected 153 pounds of food donations! All food collected went to Hands On Hartford, which will be distributing the food to food insecure children as part of their Backpack Nutrition Program.

Lea Estien Garcia ’22 and Trea Mannello ’20

Through the Backpack Nutrition program, Hands on Hartford provides backpacks containing four meals, drinks, and snacks to kids in Hartford. Although many kids receive free or reduced price lunch at school during the week, the weekends can present a struggle. The program also provides fresh fruit, nutrition resources, and school supplies.

To learn more about the program, visit and follow Trinity Homelessness Project on Facebook and Instagram. Thank you to student leader Kyle Fields and Director of the Office of Community Service & Civic Engagement Joe Barber!