Connecticut Food Bank, a private, nonprofit organization, works with corporations, community organizations, and individuals to solicit, transport, warehouse and distribute donated food. By soliciting the food industry for products that will not sell –– items that are wholesome but might have some cosmetic flaw –– Connecticut Food Bank reduces waste and feeds people.
Founded in 1982, Connecticut Food Bank is an affiliate of Feeding America, the nation’s food bank network. Connecticut Food Bank is the largest centralized source of donated, emergency food in Connecticut. Through warehouses in East Haven, Fairfield, and Waterbury, and affiliated distribution centers in New London and Stamford, we provide food products to nearly 700 soup kitchens, shelters, food pantries and child and adult day programs in Fairfield, Litchfield, Middlesex, New Haven, New London and Windham counties.
Everyday operations of Connecticut Food Bank are overseen by President & Chief Executive Officer Nancy L. Carrington, who has served the food bank for 28 years. The Board of Directors, made up of dedicated community members from the fields of finance, law, business, fundraising, public relations, human resources, warehousing and the food industry, have enabled and encouraged growth and forward thinking at Connecticut Food Bank.
A dedicated staff of more than 50 ensures that Connecticut Food Bank continues to fulfill the mission of providing nutritious food to people in need.
Partnerships and Subsidiaries
Connecticut Food Bank is a member of Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger relief charity network, consisting of more than 200 food banks and food rescue organizations. We also collaborate with End Hunger Connecticut! and with similar advocacy organizations as part of our mission of community education and advocacy about the problem of hunger.
Connecticut Food bank has two affiliated distribution centers in Stamford and New London. The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County and The Gemma E. Moran United Way / Labor Center operate as their own entities, receiving food from us and relying on food and monetary donations from local residents, organizations and companies.
Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County
The mission of The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County is to serve as an efficient and effective provider of nutritious food to nonprofit organizations that feed hungry people in Darien, Greenwich, New Canaan, Norwalk, Stamford and Wilton, while seeking to raise awareness and promote action to combat hunger in those communities.
After serving the area for 18 years as a religious organization, The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County became an independent operation in January 2003. It is located in a 5,000 square foot warehouse at 461 Glenbrook Road in Stamford and is open five days per week for donations.
To contact The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County, call Executive Director Kate Lombardo at (203) 358-8898 or e-mail her. The food bank’s fax number is (203) 358-8306.
Gemma E. Moran United Way / Labor Food Center
The Gemma E. Moran United Way / Labor Food Center was created in 1988. It is a coalition of the Labor Movement of Southeastern Connecticut and the United Way. The Food Center distributes food to more than eighty food-assistance programs throughout New London County, including soup kitchens, shelters, residential rehabilitation programs, and programs for the elderly, children and teens, and victims of abuse.
The Food Center is located at 374 Broad Street in New London and is open from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for agency shopping, donations, and volunteer help.
To contact The Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Center, call (860) 444-8050. The food center’s fax number is (860) 444-8053.