Bloomfield - Cigna has broken ground on a vegetable garden to grow healthy food for people in need. The yield from the 20-by-40-foot plot on the campus of the company's headquarters will be donated to Foodshare.
"Foodshare benefits each season from overflow produce donated by local farms, but no corporation has gone as far as Cigna," said Gloria J. McAdam, President and CEO of Foodshare. "This effort, by Cigna, helps to ensure that our hungry neighbors will continue to have access to the fresh vegetables they need to maintain a healthy diet."
Cigna met with Foodshare to determine what to plant in the garden. At their suggestion the company's employees have planted collard greens, bush green beans, spinach, cabbage, red and green peppers, and more. Chief gardener and Cigna employee Mark Morgillo has planned crops that will feed many and yield vegetables through the fall.