Thanksgiving is a time for families and friends to gather and celebrate the bounty of the season. But for many in Connecticut, the holiday is a stark reminder of their struggle with hunger.
Donate now to help share the bounty of the holiday. Help make Thanksgiving special for neighbors who might otherwise face another day without the food they need by supporting the Connecticut Food Bank. A financial donation helps us to provide food to more than 144,000 hungry people each month in Fairfield, Litchfield, Middlesex, New Haven, New London, and Windham counties not just on Thanksgiving, but throughout the year.
We are working with partners to schedule the community fund, food, and turkey drives that will help make the holiday special for so many families in need. Watch this space for a link to our events calendar with those details. If you can’t make it to a drive, we will have special drop off hours here at the Connecticut Food Bank! We will gladly accept frozen turkeys, as well as other items at 2 Research Parkway. See a list of the items we need here.
In addition, you can help to provide a special meal for people in need at Thanksgiving by donating at one of the many food and fund drives organized by our valued partners during the month of November.
You can also help us by volunteering in November and throughout the year, sorting food, serving as community educators, helping in the office and more. Visit our volunteer page to learn more and get involved.
The Connecticut Food Bank provides the food to local soup kitchens and shelters that prepare meals for people in need.
If you wish to volunteer serving meals on Thanksgiving, please visit our pantry locator to find a program near you and contact them directly to volunteer.