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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Emergency Assistance, Food, Food Banks & Pantries, Human Services

Mission: Founded in 1982, Foodshare works with the food industry and nearly 350 local nonprofit partners.  We distribute 15 tons of food every day.  Foodshare not only distributes food but also acts to end hunger by promoting self-sufficiency and engaging the community in effective long-term solutions.

Geographic areas served: greater Hartford

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Foodshare does an excellent job getting food to the needy. Salaries, wages, and other expenses are well under 20% of donations.

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Givingmommy

Donor

Rating: 5

A great non profit that consistently exceeds my expectations as a donor. I love their Thanksgiving drive the most. Keep up the great work.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Have been a Foodshare volunteer for 8 years, and as a professional social worker I constantly refer needy clients to them, also. The staff is amazingly dedicated - to them, it's much more than a job, it's a mission. The 2,500 volunteers are incredibly involved and many serve more than one function. I am continually impressed that 95% of their budget goes directly to helping people.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have nejoyed being a volunteer and donor fro Fodshare, for several years. I also work as a Resident Services Coordinator in elderly/disabled housing. These persons depend on the Foodshare Mobile Unit, to meet their nutritional needs on a regular basis. I am grateful for the work we all do!