MLK Jr. Day: Answer the Call to Service

15/Jan/16 / 19:00

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a day devoted to reflection on the life and work of Dr. King and to engage in service that honors his legacy.


At the Connecticut Food Bank, we are fortunate to have the help of many people who give generously of their time, energy and skills to support our mission to provide nutritious food to people in need. As individuals and as groups from businesses and schools and from community- and faith-based organizations, volunteers are truly the heartbeat of the Connecticut Food Bank. They make possible the work that our small team of paid staff could never accomplish alone.


Nearly every week day, there are volunteers in our distribution center, sorting donated food for delivery to our partners providing food in 127 Connecticut cities and towns and for distribution to hungry Connecticut residents through the Connecticut Food Bank Mobile Pantry, GROW! Truck and Kids’ BackPack programs. In all, nearly 4,000 people gave time last year to the Connecticut Food Bank.


Volunteers work in our office, helping to maintain databases, greet visitors, process donations and much more.


Volunteers travel to communities across the state, helping to deliver packaged food for our Kids’ BackPack programs or to support some of the 31 Connecticut Food Bank Mobile Pantry sites we operate each month.


And volunteers help us to educate the public about our work, about nutrition and about the challenge of hunger in Connecticut through our Hunger 101 program and specialized school outreach work.


To learn more about volunteer opportunities with the Connecticut Food Bank, register online today as a volunteer. You will be kept up to date on volunteer needs and have the opportunity to join a community of people who are fighting hunger on the front lines.


To each and every person who has given us their time and talent and to every organization that has gathered teams together to help the Connecticut Food Bank, we offer our thanks.