Chamber of Commerce — Eastern Connecticut: Connecticut Foodshare Launches Turkey Campaign and Thirty


November 10, 2021

“The hunger is great. Our community is bigger.”

Connecticut Foodshare Annual Turkey and thirty The campaign began on November 1 and will continue its annual tradition of providing Thanksgiving meals and raising funds to fight hunger year round. Turkey’s donation will be a little different this year, with contactless donation bins available in their Bloomfield warehouse on certain days. Learn more about how you can get involved this season!

Turkey and thirty

CT Foodshare is a regional food bank serving the counties of Hartford and Tolland in Connecticut. This organization is the amalgamation of Connecticut’s two largest anti-hunger nonprofits, Connecticut Foodbank and Foodshare. “The need continues to be great, but we are both proud and ready to serve the entire state as Connecticut Foodshare. It truly is our community… and our food bank, ”said Jason Jakubowski, President and CEO.

According to CT Foodshare, it is estimated that more than 119,000 people are fighting hunger in the Hartford and Tolland areas. They join 200 other food banks across the country as part of the national organization Feeding America. Hunger is more than food. This means Foodshare is also partnering with anti-hunger organizations, policy makers and the wider CT community to develop effective solutions. Working with the food industry, donors, community leaders and volunteers, Foodshare helps maximize access to healthy food and other resources that support food security.

With more than 8,000 volunteers estimated to help fuel the work of Connecticut Foodshare, they provided more than 62,000 hours of service to their volunteer base last year. They also organize many different annual events, including a “March Against Hunger” each May and a “Care Convoy” in September. With multiple opportunities to volunteer and give, Connecticut Foodshare is a great organization to support this season of giving. Learn more about upcoming events and news.

This press release was produced by the Chamber of Commerce — Eastern Connecticut. The opinions expressed here are those of the author.

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