The Food Bank is one of lower Fairfield County's primary hunger-relief organizations. We provide food to any qualified non-profit agency in a six town area of Fairfield County (Darien, Greenwich, New Canaan, Norwalk, Stamford and Wilton) that serves low income people through congregate meals or bags of groceries. These agencies include soup kitchens, homeless shelters, food pantries, child day care centers, after school programs, senior centers and rehabilitation programs.
The Food Bank’s member agencies include the Salvation Army in Stamford and Norwalk, Pacific House in Stamford; Open Door Shelter in Norwalk; New Covenant Center in Stamford; Jewish Family Services in Stamford; Person To Person in Darien and Norwalk; Domus Foundation in Stamford; Inspirica in Stamford; Faith Tabernacle Pantry in Stamford; Neighbor To Neighbor in Greenwich; and Abilis in Stamford and Greenwich, to mention just a few.
During the fiscal year ended June 30, 2017, The Food Bank distributed more than 1.2 million pounds of food to its member agencies and programs at a savings to them of more than $2.1 million over the wholesale cost of the food.
Your tax deductible donation to The Food Bank exclusively supports those in lower Fairfield County who are at risk for food insecurity. Food insecurity refers to a lack of access, at times, to enough food for an active, healthy life for all household members, and limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate foods. The average cost of a meal in Fairfield County is $3.31, among the highest in Connecticut. By using your monetary donation to purchase food in large volumes at wholesale cost, The Food Bank provides nutritionally beneficial food to its member agencies and their programs at a cost that is far less.