The Harvest Archives | Connecticut Food Bank

Looking Forward: Kids’ BackPack

12/Sep/17 / 12:25 / Paul Shipman

 The Connecticut Food Bank BackPack Program is launching a new food package formulation to combat childhood hunger. We hear from school workers and the children themselves that many, if not most, children receiving a backpack share the contents with other family members. It’s wonderful that children share, but we know that the food a child […]

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Recipes that Celebrate Summer: Tomato Season

12/Sep/17 / 12:19 / Paul Shipman

There’s nothing better than a fresh tomato in the height of its season, much like these freshly picked, donated tomatoes from Wild Carrot Farm. Now that fresh tomatoes are in season and more affordable, you can substitute them for canned tomatoes in many recipes. There are plenty of ways to capture tomatoes at their peak: […]

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Senior Hunger Update: Statewide Cuts to Farmers’ Market Vouchers

12/Sep/17 / 12:13 / Paul Shipman

  On July 7, 2017, the Connecticut Department of Agriculture announced that, “Due to the lack of a state budget being enacted by the General Assembly by July 1, 2017, funding for the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) has been effectively eliminated.” This occurred after SFMNP checks were already distributed to senior citizens. Senior […]

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