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Peapod: Refer-a-Friend/Feed the Hungry Program

Earlier this month, we received a wonderful gift from Peapod, an online grocer that serves Connecticut. From June 17 through Aug. 12, Peapod, through its summer Refer-a-Friend Charity Program, agreed to contribute $10 for every new referred customer up to a campaign maximum of $25,000. Those that referred and tried the service for the first time also earned a $10 discount for their own grocery orders. As a result of the community effort, 11 food banks received a $25,000 gift overall. Of those funds, Connecticut Food Bank received $2,912. Thank you Peapod for your ongoing support of our mission to alleviate hunger. Posted by Janet Kniffin, Chief Development Officer of Connecticut Food Bank

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A Bake-off to FIGHT HUNGER in September

Editor’s Note: Today’s blog entry features a post from a Connecticut Food Bank supporter and how her office is doing its part in the fight against hunger during Hunger Action Month. The office turned a healthy competition into a fundraiser to fight hunger. If you have a Facebook account, check out this link. It began with a bunch of bananas and a couple of ladies who like to bake. When my co-worker brought in some heavily freckled bananas, Kelly and I both wanted to make banana bread with them. As strong, competitive women, we quickly launched a competition. We’d both make banana bread, and co-workers would judge the breads for deliciousness. The best bread would win! I take the train to work, and as I was transporting my loaf, I read Connecticut Food Bank’s newsletter and noticed that September is Hunger Awareness Month. One child in six doesn’t have enough...
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