TANGO Member Spotlight - September 2023

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Connecticut Foodshare

Our mission is to deliver an informed and equitable response to hunger by mobilizing community partners, volunteers, and supporters.

Connecticut Foodshare supports individuals and families – from one end of the state to the other – by addressing root causes, creating long-term solutions, and distributing nutritious food through local partner programs in an effort to alleviate hunger.

Services We Provide!

  • In Connecticut, 1 in 10 residents are food insecure, including nearly 90,000 children.
  • We are committed to helping every person in need in our state.
  • We provide our neighbors with food for today through donations from the food industry, local retail stores, farms, and other donors.
  • We distribute this healthy food through a network of over 650 food pantries, community kitchens, and meal programs, and meet our neighbors where they live at our mobile food pantries across the state.
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Recent Connecticut Foodshare Accomplishments:

  • Connecticut Foodshare celebrated our 40th anniversary last year, and distributed 40M meals to our neighbors in need.
  • We have 120 employees in 3 warehouses in Wallingford, Bloomfield and Bridgeport and have over 100 mobile pantry distributions throughout the state that serve food insecure individuals including; seniors, veterans, children and families.
  • Last year, thousands of volunteers provided 46,000 hours of volunteer service, equaling an additional 23 full-time staff members.
  • We are always looking to expand sources of fresh produce for our neighbors. This summer we started hydroponic farming at our Wallingford headquarters.
  • Connecticut Foodshare has been named one of Connecticut’s Top workplaces for the last 6 years

Additional Services:

  • SNAP Outreach – We help our neighbors apply for this vital resource that aims to reduce grocery costs and stretch household budgets.
  • Emergency Food Distribution – Supporting our community with emergency food during times of crisis.
  • Retail Food Rescue – We partner with retail stores to connect partner programs to donated food that would otherwise go to waste.
  • Senior Meals – Last year, we provided over 800,000 senior meals through CSFP monthly food packages.
  • Summer Food For Kids – Partnering with summer camps to provide children with non-perishable food and produce to expand their nutrition.
  • Institute for Hunger Research & Solutions – Supports our partners as they promote health and long-term solutions to hunger.

TANGO’s Impact:

Tango provides Connecticut Foodshare with incredible networking opportunities with other non-profits to share best practices. We appreciate the workshops and ability to learn more about how other nonprofits are working their missions.

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Contact Us Today!

Connecticut Foodshare
2 Research Parkway Wallingford, CT 06492
203 469-5000
For more information visit our Website at www.ctfoodshare.org

Membership is complimentary to all Nonprofit organizations thanks to the generosity of our corporate partners.

With over 1,600 nonprofit organizations throughout New England, TANGO has become a powerful community helping nonprofit organizations reach their mission.

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