Virtual Food Drives

The most cost-effective and impactful way to donate food is through a “virtual” food drive (VFD). VFDs enable Connecticut Foodshare to save on resources and source the most-needed foods. If your organization or group would like to help us collect funds, you can contact Nina Peck: and set up your VFD site. You will be sent a link and instructions on how to set up your virtual food drive. We can set up a goal and timeline, and you can drop in your logo or other information for participants.

Get started with a Virtual Food Drive

Donations of Food

Donations of food through food drives, the food industry, and farms are vital to reducing food waste while helping Connecticut Foodshare provide food to our neighbors across the state.

Individuals & Food Drives

If you are an individual or a group who would like to donate food, please bring your donation to our Wallingford headquarters located at 2 Research Parkway, Wallingford, CT Monday – Friday from 9AM-2PM. Please call (203) 469-5000 with any questions.

Food Manufacturers & Distributors

If you are a food manufacturer or food distributor and would like to learn more about food donations to Connecticut Foodshare, please contact Carolyn Russell at (203) 741-9212 or at

Food Retailers

If you are a grocery store or other food retailer and would like to become a food donor, please contact Fred Goodman at (203) 741-9072 or at

Farmers: If you are a farmer with surplus food to donate to Connecticut Foodshare, please contact Dom Piccini at (860) 856-4314 or at