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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 Thanksgiving for All Events   

99.1 WPLR Sam Tilery Food Drives

Join WPLR on two consecutive Fridays this month as they collect food and funds to help those in need  have a Thanksgiving meal.

Friday, November 14, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

 Connecticut Service Plaza – 95 North and South in Branford 

Connecticut Service Plaza – 95 North and South in Darien  

Friday, November 21, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

 Adams Hometown Market in Derby, Milford and Deep River.

Click here for more information.


Star 99.9 Holiday Helpers

Friday November 14 – 16

Stop & Shop Supermarkets in Stamford, Newtown and Milford

9 a.m. to Noon.

Click here for more information.


Fill the Bowl at Yale Bowl

Saturday, November 15

Gates open at 10 a.m.

Yale vs. Princeton

Bring a frozen turkey, nonperishable food items or $15 and receive two tickets to the game.

KC 101 Stuff-a-Bus

November 20 & 21

Hamden Plaza Dixwell Avenue

6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

NBC CT Food & Fund Drive

Xfinity Store  at Universal Drive North

Saturday, November 22

North Haven

9 a.m. to Noon


WATR Big Hearts at Big Y

Food and Fund Drive

Saturday, November 22

8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Big Y, Naugatuck


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.  

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.

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

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