Press Release

April 21, 2016

Farmington Bank Community Foundation has awarded Bristol Adult Resource Center with a grant of $8,000 to support a new program, aquaponics.

“We are excited to receive such a generous grant from Farmington Bank Community Foundation. Their support will help us to open a program using aquaponics. Aquaponics will use fish and their waste to fertilize plants. This program will provide work opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities. It will also provide fresh, locally grown vegetables for our restaurant, the Hidden Café, and the local community,” stated Mary Etter, Associate Executive Director for Bristol Adult Resource Center. “We are very grateful for the continued support of Farmington Bank and the Farmington Bank Community Foundation.”

Bristol Adult Resource Center has served individuals with developmental disabilities in Bristol and surrounding towns since 1957. It is a private nonprofit United Way organization that receives funding from the Department of Developmental Services in addition to donations from the local community.

Standing l-r: Mary Etter, Associate Executive Director, Bristol Adult Resource Center; Christine Traczyk, Executive Director, Farmington Bank Community Foundation; Mathew Mucci, Assistant Vice President, Commercial Real Estate Portfolio Manager, Farmington Bank and Bristol Adult Resource Center Board Member