The 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 –– the Connecticut Food Bank reduces waste and feeds people.
Founded in 1982, the 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 distribution centers in Wallingford and Fairfield and an affiliated distribution center in New London, we provide food products to a network of programs including soup kitchens, shelters, food pantries and child and adult day programs in Fairfield, Litchfield, Middlesex, New Haven, New London and Windham counties.
A dedicated staff of nearly 60 ensures that Connecticut Food Bank continues to fulfill the mission of providing nutritious food to people in need.
Partnerships and Subsidiaries
The 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.
Gemma E. Moran United Way / Labor Food Center
The Connecticut Food bank has an affiliated distribution center in New London. 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.
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.