29/Feb/16 / 14:35

Connecticut Food Bank Seeks Volunteers

for First Week of March

Extra Evening Opportunities Added for Food Sorting “Blitz”


WALLINGFORD, CONN., February 29, 2016 – The Connecticut Food Bank seeks volunteers this week for a series of added shifts to sort and pack food. In addition to weekday sorting shifts in the mornings and afternoons, evening opportunities are available from 4:30PM to 7:00PM.


“Volunteering to sort and pack food items is a great way to have direct impact on the fight against hunger in Connecticut,” said Connecticut Food Bank Volunteer Director Kim Damien. “Volunteer food sorters are the vital link between donated food and the network of hunger relief organizations who provide this food to more than 300,000 Connecticut residents who struggle with hunger each year in our state.”


Damien said the evening shifts are open to individuals and groups that would like to help at the Food Bank’s Wallingford distribution center. Evening shifts are from 4:30PM to 7:00PM on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday of this week, March 1, 3 and 4. Details and registration links for individual volunteers are available at www.ctfoodbank.org/volunteer. Groups interested in volunteering should call (203) 741-9074.


Daily volunteer food sorting opportunities are also available at the Connecticut Food Bank. Shifts are available most weekdays in Wallingford from 9:00AM to Noon and from 1:00PM to 3:00PM. Individuals may learn more and register at www.ctfoodbank.org/volunteer. Interested groups should call (203) 741-9074.


Other Connecticut Food Bank volunteer opportunities are also available, Damien said. “We have opportunities for people to train and volunteer as educators for our Hunger 101 program, as well as to help with office work in our Wallingford distribution center and with selected food sorting and packing opportunities that are available in our Fairfield location.”


For more information about volunteering with the Connecticut Food Bank, visit www.ctfoodbank.org/volunteer or contact Kim Damien by phone at (203) 741-9074 or by email at kdamien@ctfoodbank.org.


About the Connecticut Food Bank:

The Connecticut Food Bank is the state’s non-profit leader in the fight against hunger and the largest provider of charitably donated food. The Connecticut Food Bank partnered with the food industry, food growers, donors and volunteers to provide enough food last year to prepare more than 18.5 million meals. We distribute that food through a network of community based programs to more than 300,000 people across six Connecticut counties. Visit us on the web at www.ctfoodbank.org, like us on Facebook and follow @CTFoodBank on Twitter and Instagram.