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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 Assistant Kerri Burgerhoff at 203-469-5000, ext. 304, or email.

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

 

Upcoming Walk Against Hunger 2015 Events   

6th Annual Greater Bridgeport

Walk Against Hunger

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Seaside Park, Bridgeport

 

10th Annual Greater Waterbury

Walk Against Hunger

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Library Park, Waterbury

 

39th Annual Greater New Haven

Walk Against Hunger

Sunday, May 17, 2015

College Woods Pavilion at East Rock Park, New Haven

 

3rd Annual Eastern Connecticut

Walk Against Hunger

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Chelsea Parade, Norwich

This event also benefits the Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Center

 

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 20,919 turkeys and more than 416,985 pounds of trimmings. With everyone’s help, we were able to provide more than 540,000 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.

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 Whole Foods, Tea-Riffic Ice Cream, The Big Dipper Ice Cream, Wiggin and Dana, and Marcum Accountants Advisors.

In 2014, the Walks in New Haven, Bridgeport and Waterbury attracted 2,000 walkers and raised more than $280,000 for anti-hunger efforts in Connecticut.

 

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

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