The mission of the Connecticut Food Bank is to provide nutritious food to people in need. We do this by supplying food products and resources to our member agencies, as well as through direct food distribution programs that fill gaps in communities, and by promoting public awareness about the problem of hunger.
Connecticut Food Bank
The Connecticut Food Bank partners with the food industry, food growers, donors and volunteers to source and distribute nutritious food to people in need. We distribute that food through a network of hundreds of community based programs to six Connecticut counties - Fairfield, Litchfield, Middlesex, New Haven, New London and Windham counties – where more than 300,000 people struggle with hunger. Last year, the Connecticut Food Bank distributed enough food to provide more than 18 million meals.
Our network of partner programs includes food pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters, residential programs, and day programs for low-income adults and children. Direct outreach programs, such as the Mobile Pantry, Kids’ BackPack Program, GROW Up with Good Nutrition Initiative and the Senior Supplemental Feeding Program provide underserved populations with healthy food and nutrition education.