Our Mission

To deliver an informed and equitable response to hunger by mobilizing community partners, volunteers, and supporters.

Our Community, Our Food Bank

Connecticut Foodshare supports individuals and families – from one end of the state to the other – by addressing root causes, creating long-term solutions, and distributing nutritious food through local partner programs in an effort to alleviate hunger.

Learn more about how you can join Connecticut Foodshare on this inspiring journey to help our neighbors achieve food security and economic mobility.

A Hartford food pantry picking up donated food from Connecticut Foodshare.

This is an opportunity for our students to provide more for their families, for our students who may not have access to the resources that others do. It’s a blessing for the students who need that support.”

Randall Ward, Director of Student Services, Capital Community College in Hartford


It saves a lot of money, because I get very little in food stamps. I try to eat healthy. I have high cholesterol and I’m pre-diabetic so it helps.”

Laylany, a senior who needs the mobile food pantry to make ends meet

An elderly Hispanic woman getting food assistance from a Connecticut Foodshare mobile food pantry.
Volunteer distributing donated food to families in need of food assistance in New Haven County.

We have all of these families in town that are really in trouble. We work with these families on a regular basis and know how much they need it.”

Wayne, a volunteer at East Haven Food Pantry

How Connecticut Foodshare Works

Food Donors.
Food Donors

The food industry and local farmers donate food for people in need.

Donated Food.
Connecticut Foodshare

Volunteers sort and pack the food at our Wallingford, Bloomfield, and Bridgeport Facilities.

Partner Food Program
Partner Programs

Food pantries, meal programs, and mobile pantries provide food to our neighbors.

Our Neighbors
Our Neighbors

Our neighbors in Connecticut now have access to fresh, healthy food.


Our 4,000 volunteers make our work possible. Providing 46,000 hours of their time.


We partner with a network of 650 food pantries, meal programs, and mobile distribution sites.

40 million

Last year, 40 million meals of healthy food was provided to our neighbors across Connecticut.

Help Transform Our Community

Community support is vital to our mission. Join us as we work towards creating a thriving community free of hunger.