Connecticut Food Bank
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|Motto||Alleviate Food Hunger|
|Purpose||Environmentalism, food waste|
|Headquarters||East Haven, Connecticut|
|Fairfield, Litchfield, Middlesex, New Haven, New London and Windham counties|
The Connecticut Food Bank (CFB) is a nonprofit organization, based in East Haven, Connecticut which works with retailers and growers to coordinate the distribution of food to vulnerable demographics. In 2014 it distributed more than 17 million meals across the state. CFB has 700 local "partner programs" (such as soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters and low-income adults) in six counties and more than 4,500 volunteers and staff people. Connecticut Food Bank serves serves 127 cities and towns. President and CEO is Rob Levine. CFB is part of the Commodity Supplemental Food Program.
History and development
In July 1982, Connecticut Food Bank began distributing food to 70 agencies throughout Connecticut from a 2,000 square-foot warehouse in New Haven at the corner of Ferry and Water Streets. At the beginning of 1983 it distributed 400,000 pounds of food. Connecticut Food Bank operates two branch warehouses in Waterbury and Fairfield, and has two affiliated distribution centers in New London and Stamford. It serves nearly 700 food-assistance programs in Fairfield, Litchfield, Middlesex, New Haven, New London and Windham counties and distributes an average of 40 tons of food per day. Governor Dannel Malloy visited the Connecticut Food Bank warehouse in East Haven to discuss the organization’s mission with its staff and volunteers.
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