Iroquois Gas Transmission System recently contributed $2,500 to the Milford Council on Aging to assist the organization’s efforts to provide nutritious food to residents who are struggling with hunger.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has created many challenges, including increased reliance on food support services,” said Jeffrey Bruner, president of Iroquois Pipeline Operating Company. “That’s why it’s so important to champion the important work of programs like those offered through the Milford Council on Aging.”

A nonprofit organization, The Milford Council on Aging operates the Milford Senior Center that offers services to residents over the age of 55, as well as the Milford Food Bank that provides food items to families and individuals in need.

“Our mission, to serve the specialized needs of Milford’s senior population holds true, especially with the many challenges that this health pandemic has created,” said Leonora Rodriguez, executive director of the Milford Senior Center. “When it became apparent in mid-March that COVID-19 would require us to close the center’s doors to the public, our priority was to ensure the continuance of food-based programs to our most vulnerable community members. We are grateful for Iroquois’ generous donation, which will enable us to continue to serve those within our community who are struggling to obtain healthy meals.”

Anyone interested in donating to the Milford Council on Aging should call 203-877-5131 or visit www.milfordctseniorcenter.com.