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Appreciation for Connecticut's Congressional vote on hunger relief

Food PantryThe House of Representatives left values on the sidelines when it moved forward with a nutrition bill that cut $40 billion from SNAP (food stamps).  Connecticut's delegation however, voted against these cuts.

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2013 Hunger Action Heroes honored

Hunger Action Heroes Logo Our Hunger Action Heroes were recently honored at an awards ceremony at our East Haven warehouse for their work to help us in our mission to provide nutritious food to people in need. Among the heroes are the City of Waterbury, Newtown High School students, Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station's Lockwood Farm, Quota International of New Haven and Walmart.

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Thanks to all who wore orange!
QU Nursing Students wear orange  

Thank you to everyone who wore orange in September for Hunger Action Month! And we thank Citizens Bank Foundation for its support of all our Hunger Action Month activities. We appreciate you took the time to help raise awareness about hunger because the voices of those affected by hunger often go unnoticed. See more >>>

Immediate need for gleaners

Apples in Bin Want to spend a beautiful day at a local orchard and help put fresh produce on the tables of hungry families? Connecticut Food Bank is in need of individuals and/or groups to pick apples or pears at local orchards on the following dates:


Hallock Orchard, 213 Calhoun Street, Washington Depot

Two Sundays, October 6 & October 13 - Noon to 2 p.m., and  2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Wednesday, October 9, 1:30 to 4 p.m. 


Lyman Orchards, Middlefield

Thursday, October 10, 2 to 4 p.m.


Please RSVP via email to kdamien@ctfoodbank.org.

Visit our Volunteer page online for more opportunities.




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 

Quassy Amusement Park

   Quassy Logo
   Middlebury, CT
October 5, 2013
Noon to 6 p.m.
Free Admission with two canned food donations
 www.quassy.com


Carter Cares Charity of the month is Connecticut Food Bank

Carter Mario

 

Like the Carter Mario Facebook page and they'll donate $2 to Connecticut Food Bank.  That's enough to feed two people for a day.


  
 Help Bridgeport Kids Affected by Government Shutdown

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The federally-funded Head Start program at Action for Bridgeport Community Development (ABCD) is closed due to the government shutdown. That means 1,200 children will not have meals usually provided by the program. We started a Bridgeport Head Start virtual food drive where you can purchase "virtual" grocery bags to help feed the children enrolled in the program.

 

For a complete listing of events, visit our Events Calendar at www.ctfoodbank.org

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