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Monthly Archives: November 2013

So Much to be Thankful for

The following blog entry is from Connecticut Food Bank’s President & CEO Nancy L. Carrington. The generosity of individuals, families, school and civic groups, businesses and organizations is making it possible for thousands of low-income families to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal this holiday. It is only through the support of many in the community that […]

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“Thanksgiving for All” Campaign Under Way

Connecticut Food Bank is once again partnering with local media, grocery stores and businesses for its 2013 “Thanksgiving for All” campaign, a series of special events, food drives and fundraisers to benefit individuals and families in need of food assistance during the holiday season and the cold winter months that follow. As we approach the holiday […]

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Giving Thanks to Trumbull’s Academically Gifted Students

Over the last couple of months, Connecticut Food Bank has had the privilege of working with a group of extremely bright and talented fifth graders enrolled in Trumbull’s Academically Gifted Program. The 25+ students have taken on Hunger in Connecticut as their service learning project and invited us to lead some discussions about local hunger and what they […]

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17 Million Meals are Now Lost in Connecticut

More than 420,000 Connecticut residents – or 12 percent of the state’s population – now have less money to feed their families. They are part of the 47 million Americans who are seeing their SNAP (food stamp) benefits cut on November 1, due to the end of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act that passed four […]

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