The mission of Connecticut Food Bank is to provide nutritious food to people in need.
The mission of the Connecticut Food Bank is to provide nutritious food to people in need.
We do this by supplying food products and resources to our member agencies, as well as through direct food distribution programs and by promoting public awareness about the problem of hunger.
Founded in 1982, the Connecticut Food Bank is an affiliate of Feeding America – the nation’s food bank network. It is the largest centralized source of donated emergency food in Connecticut. Through warehouses in Wallingford and Fairfield, and an affiliated distribution site in New London, we provide food products to a network of community based food assistance programs including soup kitchens, shelters, food pantries and daycare programs in Fairfield, Litchfield, Middlesex, New Haven, New London, and Windham counties.
By soliciting the food industry for products that will not sell – items that are wholesome but might have some cosmetic flaw – Connecticut Food Bank reduces waste and feeds people.
Charity Navigator 4 star rating, one of only four human service organizations in Connecticut to achieve this highest ranking.