In 2015, United Way formed the Stamford Food Collaborative (SFC), bringing together more than 20 food pantries, soup kitchens, nonprofit organizations, and passionate community members. This group works collaboratively to have a greater impact on community hunger and food insecurity among struggling, hard-working families in Stamford. The mission of the SFC is to improve access to food, quality of food and sustainability of food for all members of our city.
The SFC has released A Guide to Accessing Food in Stamford. The free guide lists locations of food pantries and congregate meal sites, as well as opportunities for community members to donate food to a local food pantry. The guide lists names and contact information for various food resources and includes days and times of operation and qualifications necessary to receive these services. The guide is also available in Spanish.
If you are interested in supporting the Stamford Food Collaborative, please contact Cara Donovan at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 203.883.0879.
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.