The mission of Connecticut Food Bank is to provide nutritious food to people in need.
Founded in 1982, Connecticut Food Bank is a member of Feeding America’s nationwide network of food banks. We partner with food retailers, growers, financial donors, and volunteers to source food and distribute it through a network of 500 food access points that include community-based pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, and more, as well as our Mobile Pantries, Dairy Express, and Senior Supplemental Food Program. We serve Fairfield, Litchfield, Middlesex, New Haven, New London, and Windham counties, home to 71% of the state’s population and to 65% of the state’s food insecure. Last year we distributed enough food to prepare more than 23.9 million meals.
Connecticut Food bank has an affiliated distribution center in New London. The Gemma E. Moran United Way / Labor Bank operates as its own entity, receiving food from us as well as working with local food and financial donations from local residents, organizations and companies.
The Gemma E. Moran United Way / Labor Food Bank was created in 1988. It is a coalition of the Labor Movement of Southeastern Connecticut and the United Way. The Food Bank distributes food to more than eighty food-assistance programs throughout New London County, including soup kitchens, shelters, residential rehabilitation programs, and programs for the elderly, children and teens, and victims of abuse.
The Food Bank is located at 374 Broad Street in New London. To contact The Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Bank, call (860) 444-8050. The Food Bank fax number is (860) 444-8053.