HARTFORD, Conn. — It took hours due to a major accident on 1-95 but the 18-wheeler finally rolled onto Edgewood Street in Hartford’s North End full of food boxes for those in need. “The need is great,” said Jendayi Scott-Miller who is known around the neighborhood as the “Angel of Edgewood”. For years, Scott-Miller has used her home kitchen to help feed neighbors who were food insecure, she has since moved to a commercial kitchen nearby. This week, Scott-Miller took on a new challenge, organizing a food drive right on her street.

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 “I just keep looking for different ways to reach out to our community,” she said, “to make sure no one goes hungry.”

Volunteers clad in white “Angel of Edgewood” t-shirts helped to distribute the food boxes full of meat, vegetables, and dairy goods to a line of vehicles that went on for blocks. Partners like End Hunger CT and Charter Oak Health assisted in making the drive-through food drive a reality. 

Reverend John Cotten, from the New Hope Baptist Church in New Haven, also a sponsor of the event said, “it’s good to be a part of the solution.” 

Scott-Miller, who is currently battling Cancer amid the COVID crisis added, “I am doing my treatments, taking my medications, I have to be careful but this is what keeps me going.”

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