BRIDGEPORT, CONN., July 22, 2019 – The Connecticut Food Bank will open its Bridgeport warehouse for a Warehouse Pop-Up Pantry food distribution on Thursday, July 25, 2019, from 4:00PM to 5:00PM. The Connecticut Food Bank Bridgeport warehouse is located at 229 Mountain Grove Street, Bridgeport. The Pop-Up Pantry is open to all in need of food assistance.
Connecticut Food Bank CEO Valarie Shultz-Wilson said the Connecticut Food Bank, which normally distributes food through a network of member agencies and regularly scheduled Mobile Pantries, wants to provide additional ways for people to access healthy, nutritious food. “In a city struggling with a 21% food insecurity rate, there is a significant demand we must help meet in the community. Summer is a difficult time for many families when school is out and many children no longer have access to free or reduced-price meals they receive during the school year.”
The Warehouse Pop-Up Pantry will operate in the same manner as the Connecticut Food Bank Mobile Pantry. The distribution will be open to anyone in need of food assistance. The Pop-Up Pantry will offer a variety of nutritious food, such as fresh and frozen produce, frozen meats, fresh dairy products, breads, and an array of nonperishable foods.
The Connecticut Food Bank Warehouse Pop-Up Pantry is Thursday, July 25, from 4:00PM to 5:00PM, at 229 Mountain Grove Street, Bridgeport. People are encouraged to bring shopping bags to carry home items they receive. All who need food assistance are welcome.
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. Last year through a network of nearly 700 community-based programs, the Connecticut Food Bank distributed enough food to provide more than 20.3 million meals. The Connecticut Food Bank provides food in six Connecticut counties – Fairfield, Litchfield, Middlesex, New Haven, New London, and Windham counties – where nearly 270,000 people struggle with hunger. Visit us on the web at www.ctfoodbank.org, like us on Facebook and follow @CTFoodBank on Twitter and Instagram.