Launched in 2015, the Stamford Food Collaborative brings together food pantries and congregate meal providers to address the needs of the City's food insecure residents. By working together, members have increased their capacities to better serve their clients and have expanded their ability to offer fresh, healthy food.
HOW THE PROGRAM WORKS
- More than 20 food pantries and congregate meal providers meet on a regular basis to discuss opportunities for food rescue and delivery, client needs and trends, and other shared concerns.
- Working together, the collaborative has been awarded grants to increase refrigeration and freezer space in local pantries, so that more fresh vegetables, fruits, meats, and fish can be offered to clients.
For more information about the Stamford Food Collaborative, contact Casey Levene at 203-297-6246 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The Stamford Food Collaborative publishes and updates A COVID-19 Food Guide in multiple languages: English (PDF) Español (PDF)
- A Food Guide for Older Adults (PDF) and Guia Para Obetener Alimentos Para Adultos Mayores (PDF) published by The Stamford Food Collaborative's Senior Subcommittee
- $60,000 in grants awarded during the COVID-19 pandemic to help meet new demand for food and services in Stamford, Danbury, and Southern Litchfield County.
- $25,000 in grants awarded to purchase new freezers and refrigerators to store healthy food.
- Fresh food rescued by the Stamford Food Collaborative now helps fill city food pantries.
- The Stamford Food Collaborative convenes task forces to focus on addressing food security needs of many vulnerable populations across Stamford, including seniors and families with young children.
If you need immediate assistance accessing emergency food or nutrition programs, please dial 2-1-1 or visit 211ct.org for United Way’s free and confidential database of services and programs for those in need.