CEO Update Archives | Connecticut Food Bank

Connecticut Food Insecurity Rate Remains High

04/Oct/18 / 12:09 / Paul Shipman

  Connecticut’s Food Insecurity Rate Steady While National Rate Declines   by Bernie Beaudreau   Despite lower rates of unemployment and a stronger economy, Connecticut has not seen a significant change in its food insecurity rate, according to the latest USDA study on food security release last week.¹ Based on a national survey² of randomly […]

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Demand For Food Keeps Rising: A 200% Increase in Customers at New Naugatuck Mobile Pantry in Two Months

17/Jul/18 / 12:15 / Paul Shipman

By Bernie Beaudreau   On Thursday, July 12, we had our third monthly mobile distribution at the Naugatuck Event Center. This new Mobile Pantry site is the result of a collaborative effort with the Naugatuck Partnership for Children. The Mobile Pantry saw immediate interest at our May 10 launch, when we served 162 families, a […]

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Food Bank CEO Testifies at Legislature Urging Restoration of State Nutrition Funds

23/Feb/18 / 12:51 / Paul Shipman

Connecticut Food Bank CEO Bernie Beaudreau testified on Wednesday, February 21, 2018, before the Connecticut General Assembly’s Appropriations Committee on the Governor’s proposed budget. He urged the committee to roll back the proposed cut of nearly $100,000 to CTNAP, the state’s nutrition assistance program. His testimony is below. CTNAP helps get nutritious, high protein foods […]

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