What: Live mural painting event to mark Hunger Action Month. Free and open to the public.
When: Wednesday, September 16, 20154:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Where: Pitkin Plaza, New Haven. Pitkin Plaza is on Orange Street, between Chapel and Court Streets.
Background: September is Hunger Action Month. To raise awareness about hunger in Connecticut and to inspire people to take action to fight hunger, the Connecticut Food Bank is hosting an event with Hunger Action Month partner Citizens Bank.
Turn Orange to Fight Hunger is a free event showcasing live mural painting by local Graffiti Artist Ryan “ARCY” Christenson.
The event will also feature food from local businesses Trinity Bar and Restaurant, G Café Bakery and Stop & Shop, as well as music spun by RJ the DJ. Employees from Hunger Action Month partner Citizens Bank will be giving out special commemorative items and sharing healthy recipes and tips for stretching your grocery budget. Connecticut Food Bank volunteers will have information to share on the impact of hunger in Connecticut.
Connecticut Food Bank President and CEO Rob Levine
Citizens Bank Connecticut President Lisa Maass
Local Graffiti Artist Ryan “ARCY” Christenson
RJ the DJ
Connecticut Food Bank Volunteers
Citizens Bank Employees
About the Connecticut Food Bank:
The Connecticut Food Bank is the state’s non-profit leader in the fight against hunger and is the largest provider of charitable food donations. Some 700 partners and programs depend upon the Connecticut Food Bank as a lifeline to nutritious food for the communities they serve. The Connecticut Food Bank partnered last year with retailers, donors, volunteers and growers to coordinate the distribution of 22 million pounds of food to more than 300,000 people across 127 cities and towns in six Connecticut counties, covering 4,376 square miles. Visit us on the web at www.ctfoodbank.org, like us Facebook and follow @CTFoodBank on Twitter.