Our Community, Our Food Bank
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.
ON BECOMING CONNECTICUT FOODSHARE
One name, one mission.
A thriving community free of hunger—that’s our vision for our organization and Connecticut as a whole. By uniting Connecticut Food Bank and Foodshare, we’ve become the organization the state’s residents deserve. With our combined resources, compassionate volunteers, and the greatest reach possible, we are working diligently and with great passion to overcome food insecurity within our community. Read our recent press release.
IN OUR COMMUNITY, OVERCOMING HUNGER.
Our brand reflects our new mission—to deliver an informed and equitable response to hunger by mobilizing community partners, volunteers, and supporters. It represents the collaboration, compassion, openness, perseverance, and a deep appreciation for Connecticut and its people that are necessary to effectively address food insecurity in our community.
Structured to support and respond.
- Providing resources to a combined network of more than 700 partner programs, including food pantries, meal programs, and mobile distributions.
- Creating meaningful opportunities for volunteers and donors from across Connecticut to make a difference for their neighbors.
- Working toward comprehensive solutions that address immediate and long-term needs, bringing us closer to a future where no one has to worry about having enough food.
“In the seven months since we announced the joining of these two incredible organizations, we have accomplished more than I could have ever imagined. The need continues to be great – but we are both proud and ready to serve the entire state as Connecticut Foodshare. This truly is our community… and our food bank.”– Jason Jakubowski, President & CEO
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
- Beth Henry, Chair
- Alfred D. Watts, Vice Chair
- Arlene Putterman, Secretary
- Pete Sannizzaro, Treasurer
- Max Barry
- Tom Buckingham
- Jenny Chou
- Kristen Cooksey Stowers, PhD
- Molly Devanney
- Harry Garafalo
- Joe Gianni
- Duncan Harris
- Katie Hunlock
- Maria Paredes
- Mitch Podob
- Tino Rovero
- Heather Smith-Jaser
- Wendy Wahl
- Diana Zhang
“There’s a lot of people in need who are going through a lot. But there’s still good people out there and I’m so happy that they’re doing something for us.”
“Now I have a strong foundation and I have different resources. My anxiety has gone down, which helps me be a better mother.”
“There’s a lot of working families that struggle at the end of the month. The food bank helps out anyone who needs it.”
LET’S OVERCOME HUNGER TOGETHER.