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 300,000 hungry people in Connecticut not just on Thanksgiving, but throughout the year.
Don’t have the time or space to host a food drive? We’ve got you covered! Virtual Food Drives are a great way to engage your colleagues, family and friends in support of the Connecticut Food Bank. It’s easy to get started!
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.
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.
This year, food drives and fund raisers are scheduled throughout the month of November to help raise food, funds and awareness of the importance of helping neighbors who may not be able to provide for the basic needs of their families.
If you’re not able to visit one of the scheduled drives on our events calendar, you can bring your food donations to the Connecticut Food Bank! We will gladly accept frozen turkeys, as well as other items, between 9:00AM and 2:30PM, from Monday, November 13, through Friday, November 17, and Monday and Tuesday, November 20 and 21. See a list of the items we need here. For directions to our Wallingford and Fairfield locations, click here. If you have a question or a large donation that you’d like to coordinate with us, email Sharon Turlis.
From November 5 through November 10, New Haven Restaurant Week, sponsored by Citizens Bank, will offer diners the opportunity to support the Connecticut Food Bank by donating at restaurants participating in the week-long event. Every dollar raised will help the Connecticut Food Bank provide food for people in need. Participating restaurants and more information about New Haven Restaurant Week is available at www.infonewhaven.com/restaurantweek. More events are on our calendar.