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Quota International of New Haven is 2013′s Civic Hero

Members of Quota International of New Haven began a simple volunteer effort in 2006 to pack bags of healthy food once a month at our East Haven warehouse for 287 children served by our Kids’ BackPack Program.  By 2010, members increased their visits to three times a month so 1,700 children could receive the bags of food on weekends when they don’t have access to school meals. Soon after, the program grew to serve more than 2,000 children and the packing was moved to our Fairfield warehouse. Over the years, Quota members contributed more than 1,300 hours of service and packed an estimated 64,000 bags of food for the Kids’ BackPack Program.  The group’s latest venture is sorting and bagging fresh food for our mobile pantry program. With their help, five separate communities are receiving fresh, healthy food each month for more than 800 households.  It’s no surprise that Quota...
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Our 2013 Hunger Action Heroes

On Sunday, September 22, Connecticut Food Bank  honored its Hunger Action Heroes at an awards ceremony attended by more than 125 at our East Haven warehouse. The heroes are individuals, businesses and organizations that go above and beyond to support Connecticut Food Bank in its mission to provide nutritious food to people in need. The ceremony is held annually in September, designated as Hunger Action Month. The City of Waterbury was presented with The Bill Liddell Award – the highest tribute paid by Connecticut Food Bank to an individual, organization or corporation – in recognition of exemplary service, ongoing dedication and significant support of the Food Bank and its mission. The award was named after Bill Liddell who supported the Food Bank by donating a total of 104 tons of fresh produce, as well as time and funds. He spent six years on Connecticut Food Bank’s Board of Directors. “You are...
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Quota Club’s Volunteer Work Nationally Recognized

Quota International of New Haven received the 2013 Excellence in Food Banking Award in Volunteer Service at the annual Feeding America Network Executive Directors’ meeting in Nashville this month for its ongoing commitment to Connecticut Food Bank.  The group was named the top volunteer organization among those who work with the more than 200 food banks in the national Feeding America network.  Since its members began volunteering with Connecticut Food Bank in 2006, they have logged more than 2,000 hours of service.  It all began when Quota members were seeking volunteer opportunities that would match one of the club’s international service missions – to help disadvantaged women and children – with the food bank’s work to alleviate hunger.  As a result, the club was instrumental in the start up of Connecticut Food Bank’s Kids’ BackPack Program.  Quota Club members continue to volunteer three days each month to pack nutritious food...
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