Killingly and Willimantic, CT – Fight hunger in Killingly and Willimantic with a simple purchase of a floral bouquet! Access Community Action Agency has been selected by local Stop & Shop store leadership as the benefiting hunger organization in the Stop & Shop Bloomin’ 4 Good Program for the month of June at both Stop and Shop locations in Killingly and Willimantic!

The Stop & Shop Bloomin’ 4 Good Program, which launched in February 2021, is an easy way for shoppers to give back as part of the regular shopping routine. Every $10.99 Bloomin’ 4 Good Bouquet with the red circle sticker sold supports a hunger organization local to the Stop & Shop in which it was purchased. According to Feeding America, every $1 donation to a local hunger organization can provide 10 or more meals to someone in need.

As part of this ongoing program, every month at every Stop & Shop location a different local hunger organization is selected to benefit from the sale of the Bloomin’ 4 Good Bouquet. Access was selected as the June beneficiary by local store leadership at the Stop & Shop located at 1094 Killingly Commons Drive, Killingly CT and the Stop & Shop located at 1391 Main Street, Willimantic CT. Access will receive a $1 donation for every $10.99 Bloomin’ 4 Good Bouquet purchased at both these Stop & Shop locations in June.  All the funds raised will go directly to the Access Food Pantries located in Willimantic and Danielson and will help families in need this year.

“What a beautiful way to give back, help to fight hunger in our local community, and make a room, or home even brighter,” said Kathleen Krider, Senior Director of Community Engagement and Resource Management of Access. “Now they can fight hunger too! We are thrilled to be chosen to benefit from this unique and impactful Stop & Shop Program, as the demands of those in need are higher than ever this year.”

The Access Community Action Agency is designated by the federal and state government as the anti-poverty agency in northeast Connecticut. Access provides food, affordable housing, job readiness services, and other pathways to economic self-reliance for vulnerable limited-income families and individuals throughout the region. Learn more about Access by visiting

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