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Category Archives: Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro

Free Showing of A Place at the Table in New Haven

Connecticut Food Bank and the United Way of Greater New Haven are partnering to show A Place at the Table, a documentary that takes a look at the rising crisis of food insecurity in America through the eyes of three people who are struggling with hunger:     A single mother who grew up in poverty trying to provide a better life for her two kids,     A Colorado fifth-grader who often depends on friends and neighbors for food, and      A Mississippi second-grader whose health issues are exacerbated by the empty calories her hardworking mother can afford. The free screening is Monday, May 13, 5:30 p.m., at Criterion Cinemas, 86 Temple Street, New Haven. After the film, a lively panel discussion moderated by Jack Healy, President  & CEO of United Way of Greater New Haven, will follow to talk about the economic, social and cultural implications of hunger and what...
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Hon. Rosa L. DeLauro’s prepared remarks for Ryan Budget and Hunger News Conference

Connecticut Food Bank is a nonprofit organization which does not participate or intervene in any political campaign on behalf of, or in opposition to, any candidate for public office. Connecticut Food Bank does not donate to political candidates, political campaign organizations, political parties, political action committees (PACS) and “Section 527 Organizations.” Connecticut Food Bank does support policies that help solve America’s growing hunger crisis, while raising public awareness about the issues of hunger in our country.  The views expressed here are those of Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro and do not necessarily reflect those of Connecticut Food Bank. Good afternoon. And thank you all for coming. Let me first thank Nancy Carrington, the President and CEO of the Connecticut Food Bank, and Lucy Nolan, the Executive Director of End Hunger Connecticut, for joining me today. Both Nancy and Lucy have dedicated their careers to seeing that every man, woman, and child in...
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Nancy Carrington’s comments at Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro’s news conference today on food security

Connecticut Food Bank is the largest source of emergency food in Connecticut, serving a network of 600 member programs.  We are a partnership to end hunger.  We also partner with the food industry, with corporate and foundation donors, with small businesses, civic and faith based organizations, and with thousands of compassionate people who care about their neighbors.  And we partner with the government.  We can’t and don’t fight hunger alone. Our network of soup kitchens and food pantries has seen an average thirty percent increase in demand for their services for the last two and a half years – with some local programs reporting an increase of 100% or more.   Many are seeing people who are seeking help for the first time.  Financially challenged households are struggling as the cost of food, gas and utilities continue to rise.  They can’t do it anymore by themselves.     Food insecurity exists in...
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