According to the Connecticut Food Bank, early 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 around Ridgefield that can use help, such as:
|Ridgefield Social Services||400 Main Street||Ridgefield, CT 06877|
|Wilton Interfaith Pantry-Wilton Social Services||180 School Road||Wilton, CT 06897|
|New Cannan Food Pantry||77 Main Street||New Canaan, CT 06840|
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.