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Monthly Archives: January 2014

The harmful effects of more SNAP cuts in Connecticut

Note: Since this blog entry was published, the Senate passed the Farm Bill on Tuesday, February 4, 2014. How many more meals can low-income Connecticut families afford to lose from their food budgets each month? According to the compromise farm bill passed by the House of Representatives on January 29, 2.4 million more meals would go [...]

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Register for the 2014 Walk Against Hunger

Online registration is now open for Connecticut Food Bank’s 2014 Walk Against Hunger, at www.ctfoodbank.org/walk. The family-fun event takes place each spring in Bridgeport, New Haven, Norwich and Waterbury.  All four walks are 2.5 to 3 miles long with festivities beginning at 1 p.m. on the following dates and locations: 5th Annual Greater Bridgeport Walk [...]

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GROW Up with Good Nutrition initiative launched

Connecticut Food Bank is helping low-income families with young children gain access to healthy food and nutrition education through the new GROW up with Good Nutrition initiative. Thanks to a grant of $250,000 a year for three years from Stop & Shop’s Our Family Foundation, Connecticut Food Bank’s new “GROW!” Truck will travel to early [...]

Posted in ABCD Bridgeport, Childhood hunger, GROW Up with Good Nutrition, Stop & Shop, Uncategorized | Leave a comment