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Monthly Archives: March 2013

New Project to Help Curb Hunger in Fairfield County

The Weekly Curbside Collection Project is a new initiative launched by Connecticut Food Bank to increase food donations for those who struggle with hunger in Fairfield County. “Neighborhoods throughout Fairfield County can work together to curb hunger by donating food once a week through The Weekly Curbside Food Collection Project,” said Connecticut Food Bank Chief […]

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Our visit with Amazing Grace Food Pantry, Middletown

“Get back to work!”  Kathleen Kelly, director of Amazing Grace Food Pantry in Middletown teases a volunteer during Amazing Grace’s food distribution, which occurs every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.  The pantry is affiliated with St. Vincent de Paul in Middletown and feeds about 970 households each month.  Shoppers choose food free of charge, and family […]

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As sequestration budget cuts loom: 14.6% CT households unable to afford enough food

In Connecticut, 14.6 percent of residents surveyed in 2012 said that in the prior 12 months there were times when they did not have enough money to buy the food they needed for themselves or their families. The survey results are according to the Food Research and Action Center’s (FRAC’s) series of analyses of data […]

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