FARMINGTON — Employees of Barclays in Wilton recently donated money and food for the Safe Voices Food Pantry in Farmington to help victims of domestic violence.

Representatives brought boxes of food and $30 in cash to the Safe Voices office in Farmington.

Chris Bourassa said the effort is close to her heart because, “Everyone is someone’s child.” She started the Buttons for Babes bracelet-making project in partnership with the United Way and Barclays to raise money to help area children.

Safe Voices’ food pantry is available to anyone working with the agency, whether they are stopping in after a support group session, or in need of food to get them through the weekend while staying in a motel before coming to Safe Voices’ emergency shelter. It is at 200 Livermore Falls Road.

“There’s a great variety of high preference foods such as tuna and peanut butter that were collected, and we’ll be able to supplement other pantry needs with their generous financial support, ” local advocate Rebecca Austin said.

The mission of Safe Voices is to support and empower those affected by domestic violence and engage the community in creating social change in Androscoggin, Franklin, and Oxford counties. For more information visit safevoices.org.


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