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Foodshare Inc

450 Woodland Avenue
860-286-9999

Mission

Foodshare will work to end hunger as a part of the overall community effort to alleviate poverty in greater Hartford.


Vision

We see a community where:


-Hunger is universally unacceptable and  no one worries where their next meal is coming from.
-The response to human needs is human and personal, always valuing both the people who need help and the people who help.
-The availability of food is not taken for granted.
-There is an understanding and respect for the hard work and effort it takes to bring safe, nutritious, healthy food to the table.
-There is an abhorrence of waste of any kind wasted food, wasted time, and wasted resources .
-Government, business, organizations, and individuals work together to ensure that everyone has access to good, nutritious food.
-Localized and grass-roots efforts are as highly valued as those that are more centralized.

Creating a community where long-term solutions are not just desired, but expected may take many years.  It will take more than our work to create thiskind of societal change.  These realizations will not deter us from taking the steps we can, each day, each month, each year, to move to world closer to this vision. We believe that:

-The sustained cooperation of many individuals and organizations over time will lead to a  hunger free community.
-Hunger is both a symptom and a cause of poverty.  Poverty is a complex problem that requires complex solutions.
-People in need should have access to food in ways that maintain their human dignity. Food is essential to life, therefore, food should not be wasted.

We will:

-Operate as an effective charitable business and make sound business decisions.
-Be good stewards of the human, food, monetary, and other resources entrusted to us.
-Remember that caring, committed, and compassionate people are Foodshare's most valuable assets.
-Be honest and open in all relationships, communications, dealings, and transactions.
-Ensure that a variety of voices are represented in our decision-making.
-Remain mindful that ending hunger requires new and innovative solutions that go beyond giving people food.
-Become active participants in truly ending hunger.
-Continue to serve those whose situation does not allow them to feed themselves.

Upcoming Events at Foodshare Inc

Connecticut Food Bank / Foodshare Walk Against Hunger

Saturday, Sep 18, 2021 at 10:00am
Dunkin Donuts Park
Hartford, CT
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Recent News

Connecticut Food Bank/Foodshare News: Help Make It a Hunger-Free Summer for Kids and Families

Many children in Connecticut will face hunger this summer. Their hardworking parents are still facing tremendous hardships a year after the COVID-19 pandemic entered our community. Without school-provided meals, they simply won’t be able to…

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Connecticut Food Bank/Foodshare News - Right Now: Help 2X as Many Neighbors Like Cassie

Please Give Now to Help Twice as Many Neighbors! There’s still time to make a gift that helps provide twice the meals, twice the support, and twice the hope. Your gift today can be matched – dollar for…

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Your Gift Doubles to Help 2x as Many Neighbors in Need

Your Gift Through June 15 Will DOUBLE Thanks to the generosity of Mark and Patricia Beckwith, your gift to Connecticut Food Bank / Foodshare right now can be matched – dollar for dollar – up to $25,000! That…

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Connecticut Food Bank News: Walk Against Hunger Returns September 18, 2021

Connecticut Food Bank / Foodshare Walk Against Hunger is returning, stepping off at 10:00 AM both virtually and at Dunkin' Donuts Park — home of the Hartford Yard Goats. We are excited for our first statewide Walk as a combined organization,…

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