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Category Archives: Emergency Management

SNAP Challenge – Day 6: Trying to find a balance

Editor’s Note: Deb Heinrich, Gov. Dannel Malloy’s liaison to the state’s nonprofit community, agreed to take the SNAP/Food Stamp Challenge this month and live on $4 a day for food for a week. We are posting her experience in this blog over the next few days. I am sitting here, staring at the computer with a raging headache, trying to concentrate on what it is I might want to write in today’s journal entry. I’ve had this headache on and off for two days. I’m on the sixth day of the Challenge. I am finding that even when I eat enough so that I don’t feel hungry, I am still not feeling well. I can’t help but think it has to do with a lack of fresh fruits and vegetables. Today’s menu is much like the past few days: oatmeal with brown sugar for breakfast, lentils and rice for lunch,...
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Standing ready for disaster response

It looks like the worst of Hurricane Earl will miss us. We’re letting out a collective sigh of relief at Connecticut Food Bank. Nevertheless, we’ll be ready to help if the edges of the storm impact our communities. What many people don’t realize is the Food Bank and our partner food banks throughout the country play a role in the community’s immediate and long-term disaster response. In times of disaster, we work with local, state and federal government agencies and relief organizations to provide food, water and supplies, if and where needed. Consider assembling a family emergency food box. Click here to check out Feeding America‘s suggestions of what you should include in the box. The importance of food banks in disaster response was highlighted five years ago when our sister food banks in the south had to grapple with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and then Hurricane Rita. Check...
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