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Connecticut Food Bank Special Events

Local businesses/organizations sponsor many special events throughout the year to help Connecticut Food Bank distribute food to eligible programs in our service area. For more information on how you can host a fundraising event or food drive, contact Events & Promotions Coordinator Jennifer Thomas at 203-469-5000, ext. 302, or email.

To see a complete list of our upcoming events, click here for our events calendar.

Upcoming Events   

99.1 WPLR Classic Car and Bike Show  

Car showSunday, April 13th at Winners Sports Haven in New Haven 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

There will be music, raffle prizes and complimentary coffee and donuts for all participants. Plus trophies and plaques will be awarded in different categories. Admission is free.  Proceeds benefit Connecticut Food Bank. Click here for more information.

Quassy Amusement Park Opening Weekend Food Drive

PrintSaturday, April 26 & Sunday, April 27

For $35,  a carload up to 10 persons receives all-day ride wristband. This also includes parking. Rides operate noon to 6 p.m. both days.  Weekend entertainment and meet Clifford the Big Red Dog! Bring 5 canned food items for Connecticut Food Bank, and Quassy will issue ONE Summer Nights pass valid for redemption in July or August. Summer nights pass valid for an after 5 p.m. wristband. Visit  www.quassy.com for more information.

Learn about Connecticut Food Bank’s Annual Events

Thanksgiving for All

Individuals, families, civic groups, schools, religious organizations and companies come forward in the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving to help make Connecticut Food Bank’s “Thanksgiving for All” campaign a success. Last year, we collected 25,052 turkeys and more than 392,000 pounds of trimmings. With everyone’s help, we were able to provide more than 600,000 meals for people in need of food assistance during the holiday season.

Each year, the kindness demonstrated throughout our Thanksgiving campaign is not only awe-inspiring, but also a testament to what we can do when we work together as a community. As the economy continues to push more of our neighbors over the brink of financial security, we have to do more. Hunger is a year-round issue that doesn’t end on Thanksgiving weekend. You can help Connecticut families year round by making a donation at www.ctfoodbank.org/donate.

We can’t justify people living with hunger. We must do all we can to change this. And as we earned this past Thanksgiving, we have the ability and fortitude to feed thousands of individuals who were in danger of going without a holiday meal. Let’s carry that resolve throughout the year.

Walk Against Hunger

Each year, Connecticut Food Bank hosts a Walk Against Hunger in Bridgeport, New Haven, Norwich and  Waterbury. Registration is now open for the 2014 Walk season!

The Walk raises funds for anti-hunger efforts in Connecticut.  The success of this fundraising and awareness-raising event is evidence of the commitment our communities have for their neighbors in need. Sponsors of Connecticut Food Bank’s Walk Against Hunger include  Webster Bank;  99.1 WPLR, Star 99.9, Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield, Chabaso Bread, Marcum Accountants and Advisors, Subway, American Medical Response, Coca-Cola, Norwich Bulletin and Wiggin & Dana.

In 2013, Walks Against Hunger raised more than $260,000 to help alleviate hunger in our communities.   Thank you to the nearly 2,000 walkers who participated.

Check out our 30 Ways in 30 DaysHunger Action Month calendar and display it or share with friends and family.

Also, check out our daily Facebook and Twitter updates at www.facebook.com/ctfoodbank and www.twitter.com/ctfoodbank

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