The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County was founded in 1984 as an agency of the Council of Churches and Synagogues. In 2003 The Food Bank became a 501(c)(3) non-profit and today is both the largest hunger relief organization and the only food bank located in lower Fairfield County.
The Food Bank’s mission is “to provide nutritious food to non-profit organizations that feed the hungry in Darien, Greenwich, New Canaan, Norwalk, Stamford and Wilton while seeking to raise awareness of, and promote action to combat, hunger in those communities.” The Food Bank supplies food pantries, homeless shelters, domestic violence safe houses, child day care programs, soup kitchens, senior centers, and rehabilitation programs.
Youth and adult volunteers are always welcome to: conduct food drives; help load food into member agency vehicles; unload donated food; inspect, sort and shelve food in The Food Bank’s warehouse store; make a financial donation; or serve on The Food Bank’s Advisory Board. Training is provided for and vetting is performed on all volunteers.
Christ Church Greenwich makes a difference to The Food Bank with grants, including $6,000 in 2015 and $4,600 in 2016, to help address food insecurity.
“The contribution from Christ Church grants makes a significant impact so that we can purchase highly desired and healthy food items, where the demand greatly exceeds the amounts donated, such as macaroni and cheese, breakfast cereals, fresh chicken, brown rice, canned tuna, and dried black and red beans.”
– Kate Lombardo, Executive Director
The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County
To become involved in volunteer opportunities, email firstname.lastname@example.org.