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Hunger Challenges Focus at Hungry For Change Legislative Day, May 1

Hungry For Change, a project of the Connecticut Food Bank, End Hunger Connecticut!, and Foodshare, will host its third annual legislative event on Wednesday, May 1, at the State Capitol. The event is aimed at bringing anti-hunger organizations and advocates together with legislators to raise awareness of hunger and food insecurity and to build connections that will help improve outcomes for people in Connecticut who struggle with food insecurity. The event is set for May 1, from 10:30AM to 12:00PM in the Old Judiciary Room of the State Capitol. 

The event is one of two each year that the project hosts. Each fall, Hungry For Change presents a half-day gathering of food assistance providers, human service agencies, anti-hunger advocates, and others with an interest in strengthening communities to hear from experts in food insecurity and to exchange ideas and best practices in fighting hunger.

“There is tremendous commitment and energy in Connecticut to end hunger,” said Connecticut Food Bank CEO Bernie Beaudreau. “Along with Foodshare and our colleagues at End Hunger Connecticut!, we are part of networks that work every day to support hundreds of thousands of Connecticut residents in need. We want to share that energy and urgency with legislators.”

“We have greater impact when we work together,” said Foodshare President and CEO Jason Jakubowski. “This legislative day provides an opportunity to speak together about this critical issue and to help legislators understand the challenge and their role in the solutions.”

“As the new leader at End Hunger Connecticut!, I look forward to meeting with legislators and my colleagues in the fight against hunger,” said End Hunger Connecticut! Executive Director Robin Lamott Sparks. “We hope that the day will help our networks make connections and reinforce existing relationships. Winning the fight against hunger will take commitment from all parties.”

Hungry For Change Legislative Day is Wednesday, May 1, from 10:30AM to 12:00PM. The event is designed as a forum for anti-hunger and advocates and legislators to meet and build connections to alleviate hunger in Connecticut. Registration for the event is at https://hungryforchangemay1.eventbrite.com. Registration is free of charge. Reservations for the event are required. 

About Hungry For Change:

Hungry For Change is project of the Connecticut Food Bank, End Hunger Connecticut!, and Foodshare, along with membership of their networks and allies in organizations devoted to human service and community development.

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