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Monthly Archives: September 2013

Why Lockwood Farm at CT Agricultural Experiment Station is our Farm Hero

  Each growing season Lockwood Farm, located at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station in Hamden, donates its entire harvest to Connecticut Food Bank. Donating everything from acorn squash to zucchini, more than 102,000 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables have made it to the dinner plates of low-income Connecticut families over the last 10 years. […]

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Our 2013 Corporate Hero is Connecticut Distributors

Connecticut Distributors (CDI) is one of the largest wine and spirits distributors in the state. Through its partners Ernest & Julio Gallo, the company raised more than $10,000 in 2012 for Connecticut Food Bank.  In addition to funds,  CDI held a food sorting and repacking event last year at its Stratford facility where 40 employees […]

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Quota International of New Haven is 2013’s Civic Hero

Members of Quota International of New Haven began a simple volunteer effort in 2006 to pack bags of healthy food once a month at our East Haven warehouse for 287 children served by our Kids’ BackPack Program.  By 2010, members increased their visits to three times a month so 1,700 children could receive the bags […]

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Skip Hine Photography – Business Hunger Action Hero

Skip Hine has photographed presidents, professional athletes, actors, journalists and business leaders throughout the world.  Since 2011, Skip has donated more than 20 days of his time to Connecticut Food Bank so we can demonstrate how we fulfill our mission to provide nutritious food to people in need.   Skips’s photos are prominently featured in our […]

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Meet our Advocacy Hunger Action Hero

Keith Fontaine of Norwich is Connecticut Food Bank’s 2013 Advocacy Hunger Action Hero. Keith wants all to know that there a clear connection between food insecurity and overall health.  In his role as Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer at The William W. Backus Hospital in Norwich, he is an advocate for community health education and […]

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Our 2013 Hunger Action Heroes

On Sunday, September 22, Connecticut Food Bank  honored its Hunger Action Heroes at an awards ceremony attended by more than 125 at our East Haven warehouse. The heroes are individuals, businesses and organizations that go above and beyond to support Connecticut Food Bank in its mission to provide nutritious food to people in need. The ceremony […]

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A taste of hunger

Many anti-hunger advocates are taking the SNAP Challenge this week as part of Hunger Action Month.  The Challenge? Living on a $4.50 a day budget for food.  The following guest blog entry is by Rachel Cohen, a high school senior from Westport, CT, who took the SNAP Challenge along with her mother this summer.   If you are like me, […]

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