Connecticut Food Bank/Foodshare has announced that it will continue its emergency drive-thru distributions into April. “I cannot believe that we have been running the Rentschler Field site for almost a year. What started as a temporary distribution has led to the development of multiple drive-thru sites throughout the state,” said Jason Jakubowski, President and CEO of Connecticut Food Bank/Foodshare. The last scheduled distribution for Rentschler Field will be on Thursday, April 29. The food bank will provide updates on final distribution dates for the rest of the drive-thru sites as they become available.
Statewide Drive-Thru Food Distribution Schedule for April:
Connecticut Food Bank/Foodshare encourages people to connect with additional food resources in their community. To access other food resources, call 2-1-1, go to https://www.211ct.org/, visit www.foodshare.org/help or www.ctfoodbank.org/gethelp.
About Connecticut Food Bank/Foodshare:
Connecticut Food Bank/Foodshare is the food bank of Connecticut and a member of the national Feeding America network. We provide nearly 40 million meals each year through a network of more than 700 community-based hunger relief programs, including food pantries, community kitchens, and emergency shelters; while also working on long-term solutions. More than 8,000 volunteers help power the work of the food bank. Last year, they gave more than 62,000 hours of service.
In Connecticut, food insecurity was estimated to increase by an alarming 28% in 2020 because of the pandemic, for a total of 545,000 people (1 in 7 people), including 164,000 children (1 in 4 children), across Connecticut who are at risk of hunger.