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CEO to Host Discussions on Breaking the Cycle of Hunger
WALLINGFORD, CONN., October 12, 2017 – Connecticut Food Bank CEO Bernie Beaudreau will host community conversations in New Haven and Westport on October 24, inviting the public to learn more about the challenge of hunger in Connecticut and ways to break the cycle of hunger in the state. The conversations are sponsored by Bank of America. The New Haven conversation is set for Tuesday, October 24, from 12:00PM to 1:00PM, at the United Way of Greater New Haven. The Westport conversation is set for Tuesday, October 24, from 5:00PM to 6:00PM at the Westport Library. The events are free of charge. Information about the events and a link to registration is at www.ctfoodbank.org/conversations.
“These conversations are an opportunity for members of the public to get a better sense of the problem we face in Connecticut, to understand what the Connecticut Food Bank is doing to address hunger and to discuss how they can help,” Beaudreau said.
According to research by Feeding America, more than 400,000 people in Connecticut struggle with hunger. More than 127,000 of those who are hungry are children. “We should be able to address this problem,” Beaudreau said. “There are public and private resources that we can bring to the table in this fight.”
Beaudreau said he hopes to hear from community members interested in helping fight hunger as well as from people who have experienced or are experiencing hunger. “The solution to hunger lies in bringing together the ideas and energy of many different people and organizations,” Beaudreau said. “We hope to share some of those ideas at these conversations.”
The Connecticut Food Bank Community Conversation on hunger in New Haven is Tuesday, October 24, from 12:00PM to 1:00PM, at the United Way of Greater New Haven, 370 James Street, suite #403, in New Haven. The Connecticut Food Bank Community Conversation on hunger in Westport is Tuesday, October 24, from 5:00PM to 6:00PM, at the Westport Library 20 Jesup Road, in Westport. The conversations are sponsored by Bank of America.
About the Connecticut Food Bank
The Connecticut Food Bank is committed to alleviating hunger in Connecticut by providing food resources, raising awareness of the challenges of hunger and advocating for people who need help meeting basic needs. The Connecticut Food Bank partners with the food industry, food growers, donors and volunteers to distribute nutritious food to people in need, which last year provided nearly 21 million meals. We distribute that food through a network of community based programs to six Connecticut counties – Fairfield, Litchfield, Middlesex, New Haven, New London and Windham counties – where more than 300,000 people struggle with hunger. Visit us on the web at www.ctfoodbank.org, like us on Facebook and follow @CTFoodBank on Twitter and Instagram.