For Immediate Release:
Wallingford, Conn., June 24, 2020 – Connecticut Food Bank will host a Drive-Thru Mobile Pantry in New Haven, Thursday, June 25, from 2:00PM to 3:30PM, at Bowen Field on Sherman Parkway. In partnership with the City of New Haven and with support from the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven and United Way of Greater New Haven, Connecticut Food Bank will provide a mix of fresh and nonperishable food. All in need are welcome to attend. The site will be accessible for drive-thru or walk-up visitors. Enter Bowen Field from Munson Street.
“We would like to thank the city of New Haven and Mayor Elicker for their assistance and for providing the location of Bowen Field for this food distribution,” said Dan Gomez, Connecticut Food Bank Chief Operating Officer.
Connecticut Food Bank provides food to people in need through a network of 500 partners and programs in Fairfield, Litchfield, Middlesex, New Haven, New London, and Windham counties, which comprise 71% of the state’s population, and 65% of the state’s food insecure – nearly 277,000 people.
Vehicles should enter the site on Munson Street and follow all parking and safety instructions. Individuals who walk to distribution should follow direction at the site for how to safely pick up food. Individuals in vehicles or on foot will all be able to receive food through a contactless system to prevent spread of COVID-19 and protect both visitors and workers.
“During this unprecedented time, Connecticut Food Bank is working with our partners across the state to provide critical meals to our neighbors struggling with increased need because of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Mr. Gomez. “The need for emergency and supplemental food has increased significantly in the past months. We are grateful for the outpouring of support from individuals, organizations and companies statewide that make this assistance possible.”
Mr. Gomez said that, since March, Connecticut Food Bank has distributed more than 9 million pounds of food to provide 7.5 million meals, including at Mobile Pantry sites that have served more than 27,000 households.
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About Connecticut Food Bank:
Connecticut Food Bank distributes food through a network of 500 partners and programs in Fairfield, Litchfield, Middlesex, New Haven, New London, and Windham counties, representing 71% of the state’s population and where 65% of the state’s food insecure – nearly 280,000 people – struggle with hunger. Last year, Connecticut Food Bank distributed food to help provide 22.5 million meals. 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 struggle with food insecurity. Connecticut Food Bank partners with the food industry, food growers, donors, and volunteers to distribute nutritious food to people in need. Visit us on the web at www.ctfoodbank.org, like us on Facebook and follow @CTFoodBank on Twitter and Instagram.