08/Jan/18 / 15:46 / Paul Shipman

  Connecticut Food Bank Receives Morgan Stanley Award to Expand Program Providing Weekend Meals for Children $50,000 Grant for Kids’ BackPack Program   WALLINGFORD, CONN. — January 8, 2018 —The Connecticut Food Bank today announced a $50,000 grant from the Morgan Stanley Foundation to fund its Kids’ BackPack Program, which helps to ensure students who […]

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Looking Forward: Kids’ BackPack

12/Sep/17 / 12:25 / Paul Shipman

 The Connecticut Food Bank BackPack Program is launching a new food package formulation to combat childhood hunger. We hear from school workers and the children themselves that many, if not most, children receiving a backpack share the contents with other family members. It’s wonderful that children share, but we know that the food a child […]

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Kids’ BackPack Program: Great, But Not Enough

24/Oct/16 / 17:41 / Paul Shipman

by Bernie Beaudreau Claudette Glassman has been the school nurse at Savin Rock Community School in West Haven for 19 years.  I stopped to speak with her on Friday as we were in the school for a taping with a team from NBC’s Today Show promoting the Kids’ Backpack program for Feeding America.  The Connecticut Food […]

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