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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The Desperation of Hunger

24/Jul/17 / 12:55 / Paul Shipman

by Bernie Beaudreau   In New Haven on a hot and humid Thursday afternoon in July, rain storms were in the forecast. People began lining up in a parking lot near the John Martinez on James Street around 3 PM, a full two hours before the Connecticut Food Bank Mobile Pantry food distribution time of […]

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Standing Up for the Federal Nutrition Safety Net

17/May/17 / 12:32 / Paul Shipman

by Bernie Beaudreau The new administration in Washington will soon begin debate on a budget, with important implications for the federal nutrition safety net, driven by generational changes in legislation and viewpoints on federal spending cuts.   That was the message we heard from Bob Greenstein, Founder and President of the Center on Budget and […]

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