Hartford, CT – The Stop & Shop Family Foundation has awarded Foodshare a $175,000 Fighting Child Hunger grant that will increase access to healthy food for children who are food insecure in Greater Hartford. Funding will support Mobile Foodshare, which provides fresh food to families in need, and Hunger Action Teams. Arlene Putterman of the Stop & Shop Family Foundation and Ruth Maloney of Stop & Shop Supermarkets presented the check to Foodshare on April 29th at the 5th Annual Hunger Action Team Symposium in Hartford.
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Foodshare is leading an informed, coordinated response to hunger in our community. Foodshare is the Feeding America food bank serving Connecticut’s Hartford and Tolland Counties, where 127,000 people struggle with hunger. In partnership with the food industry, donors, community leaders and volunteers, Foodshare works to maximize access to nutritious food and other resources that support food security. Last year, Foodshare distributed 11.5 million meals worth of food to a network of 300 local partner programs including food pantries, shelters, and community kitchens. And, because hunger is bigger than food, Foodshare collaborates with anti-hunger organizations, policy makers, and the broader community to build effective solutions to end hunger.
Foodshare is changing what it means to be a food bank. For more information, visit www.foodshare.org, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.