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People making tough choices

 Girl eating cornHunger in America 2014 shows 68 percent of clients served through our food-assistance network are choosing between paying for medicine or food. Another 54 percent used two or more coping strategies to get enough food in the last year.  

 

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 You did it!  We won $60,000!

Walmart Fight Hunger Spark Change Thanks to all who supported Connecticut Food Bank in the Walmart Fight Hunger Spark Change online voting competition!

We are one of 50 food banks nationwide that won $60,000! That's the equivalent of 138,000 meals.

Thank you to Walmart and to those who voted every day from Monday, September 15 to October 5!   


2014 Hunger Action Heroes honored 

Loaves & FishesOur 2014 Hunger Action Heroes were recently honored. They go above and beyond to support our mission to provide nutritious food to people in need.Thanks to the Citizens Bank Foundation for its support of Hunger Action Month.

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We're running an Early Bird Special!
Early Bird Turkey 

We're getting a jump on the holiday this year and just launched a Thanksgiving Early Bird "virtual food drive" so we can ensure no one goes without a holiday meal this year.

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Bank of America Give a Meal

Bank of America Give a Meal

For every $1 you give through Bank of America's Give a Meal Campaign, $2 more will be donated to Connecticut Food Bank. Thanks to Bank of America for helping us provide more meals for hungry families!

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Thanks to our volunteers! 

Volunteer a thonA total of 115 volunteers joined us in East Haven and Fairfield for a 12-hour Volunteer-a-Thon to end Hunger Action Month. Nearly 3,000 Kids' BackPack bags were packed and 9,800 pounds of food was sorted, packed and labeled.

Watch our volunteers tell why they give back to help their hungry neighbors.

 

 

Connecticut Food Bank is a private, nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide nutritious food to people in need.

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Upcoming Events 

Thanks to ShopRite and PriceRite stores for Launching Check Out Hunger!

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Donate $1, $3 or $5 at the register from October 19, through December 27 


 Great American Milk Drive
Great American Milk Drive
 Visit any Adams Hometown Market and donate $1, $3 or $5 at the register.
Enjoy sampling events this month with Guida's Supercow in Deep River, Derby, Milford, Shelton, Terryville, Thomaston and Watertown.
Thanks to Adams Hometown Markets for helping Connecticut Food Bank get much-needed milk!
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  Participate in Connecticut's First Ever Apple Crunch
October 24 at Noon
in honor of
Food Day
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Save the Dates!
Connecticut Service Plaza Food and Fund Drive
Friday, November 14
I-95 South/North in Branford
7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Fill the Bowl at Yale Bowl
Saturday, November 15
Yale vs. Princeton
Gate opens at 10 a.m.
For a complete listing of events, visit our Events Calendar at www.ctfoodbank.org

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