Pledge to Volunteer: Make a Difference in 2017

04/Jan/17 / 16:01 / Paul Shipman

by Bernie Beaudreau   Volunteers are vital for the success of our work. Without them, we could not reach even a fraction of the people in need that we currently serve. Volunteers help us in many ways, from office work to food sorting and distribution and in education and advocacy. Each role is necessary for […]

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Cold and Compassion at the Mobile Pantry in Winsted

16/Dec/16 / 13:35 / Paul Shipman

by Bernie Beaudreau   We found a way to help protect pantry shoppers from the arctic chill. And volunteers warmed their experience. But there’s a public compassion gap when dealing with people who struggle with hunger and poverty.   On Thursday, December 15, the polar vortex moving into northern Connecticut began dropping temperatures so that […]

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The Magic of Scalloped Potatoes

09/Dec/16 / 13:05 / Paul Shipman

by Bernie Beaudreau   On Wednesday of this week at the Connecticut Food Bank Mobile Pantry in Watertown, there were more than 100 people waiting in line for our monthly distribution of fresh foods and nonperishables, prepared to carry items home in bags, boxes or wheeled utility shopping carts.  Displayed on eight long folding tables […]

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