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

Mission: Foodshare is Greater Hartford’s regional food bank, working to nourish our neighbors every, single day by increasing access to healthy food. We will continue this work for as long as there are people in need—but hunger is bigger than food. Collecting and distributing 11.5 million of meals worth of food each year gives us a stark understanding of the everyday realities of food insecurity. With your support we are building collaborative partnerships and advocating on behalf of those we serve, with one goal in mind—building a stronger and healthier Greater Hartford for us all. Foodshare is changing what it means to be a food bank. Join the conversation online at www.foodshare.org.

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.

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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.

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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!