Food Banks around Cos Cob need volunteers

According to the Connecticut Food Bank, nearly half a million Connecticut residents struggle with hunger. What is especially troubling is that more than 127,000 children are food insecure.

There are food banks near Cos Cob that could use help including:

PlaceStreet AddressCityState
Haitian American Catholic Center 93 Hope Street Stamford, CT 06906
Zion Lutheran Church 132 Glenbrook Road Stamford, CT 06902
Women's Mentoring Network 141 Franklin Street Stamford, CT 06901
Pilgrim Towers 25 Washington Court Stamford, CT 06902
Deliverance Center World Ministries 61 Adams Street Stamford Stamford 06902
Faith Tabernacle 29 Grove Street Stamford, CT 06901
St. Benedict- Our Lady of Montserrat 21 Saint Benedict Circle Stamford, CT 06902
MLK Senior Support at New Neighborhoods,Inc 40 Stillwater Avenue Apt.100 Stamford, CT 06902
New Neighborhoods, Inc. 40 Stillwater Avenue Stamford, CT 06902
New Covenant House of Hospitality 174 Richmond Hill Avenue Stamford, CT 06904
164 Wilson Food Pantry 164 Richmond Hill Avenue Stamford, CT 06906
Greater Emmanuel 297 Washington Boulevard Stamford, CT 06902
New Neighborhoods, Inc. 200 Ludlow Street Stamford, CT 06902
Stamford Salvation Army 198 Selleck Street Stamford, CT 06902
Neighbor to Neighbor 254 East Putman Avenue Greenwich, CT 06830
Neighbor to Neighbor 101 Field Point Road Greenwich, CT 06830

According to a study named Map The Meal Gap Connecticut’s overall child food insecurity rate is 15.6 percent, representing 117,380 children statewide. Food insecurity is defined by the USDA as the lack of consistent access to adequate amounts of food for an active, healthy life.

Other ways to volunteer with the Connecticut Food Bank can be found here http://www.ctfoodbank.org/ways-to-give/volunteer/

For more information about Mapping the Meal Gap, please find the study here.


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