Food Banks around Shelton need volunteers

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 Trumbull that can use help, such as:

PlaceStreet AddressCityState
Trumbull Social Services-Christ Episcopal Church23 Priscilla PlaceTrumbull, CT 06611
Father McKenna St. Vincent de Paul of Shelton, Inc.237 Roosevelt DriveDerby, CT 06418

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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