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Let's End Hunger - Everywhere

|| Inter/National Organizations Working to End Hunger || Connecticut Organizations Working to End Hunger || Food Banks & Soup Kitchens || Children, Hunger & Nutrition ||


This section is dedicated to ENDING HUNGER EVERYWHERE NOW! We'll present information and ideas and resources for you to help and news about others fighting to end hunger around the world.

If you know of a local resource or a local effort to end hunger, think we've forgotten something or want to contribute, please email us at VILLAGE END HUNGER CAMPAIGN

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End Hunger in Your Community - Whereever You Are!

International/National Organizations Working to End Hunger

America's Second Harvest / Ending Hunger
America's Second Harvest solicits donated food and grocery products from the nation's food and grocery industry and distributes it to hungry people across America.

The Hunger Site
The Hunger Site is the world's first online activism site. It gives Internet users the daily opportunity to quickly make a difference in the fight to end hunger. In less than 5 seconds, visitors can click on the "Give Free Food" button and, at no cost to them, send food to the hungry in countries like Bosnia, Lebanon, Indonesia, Afghanistan, Honduras, Mozambique, Eritrea and the United States - anywhere there's a need . . . This is a great site. If you've never visited, it is worth a few moments of time. ~JT

Community Food Security Coalition
PO Box 209 Venice CA 90294, 310-822-5410
The Community Food Security Coalition (CFSC) is a non-profit 501(c)(3), North American organization dedicated to building strong, sustainable, local and regional food systems that ensure access to affordable, nutritious, and culturally appropriate food for all people at all times.

Food Research and Action Center
1875 Connecticut Avenue, NW Suite 540 Washington, DC 20009, 202-986-2200
National organization working to improve public policies to eradicate hunger and undernutrition in the United States.

Sodexho Foundation
The Sodexho Foundation strives to be "a driving and creative force that contributes to a hunger-free nation." The Foundation supports innovative programs that fight hunger in the United States, with a particular focus on helping children and their families.

CARE: An international humanitarian organization that consists of 11 member organizations and works as a global force dedicated to achieving lasting victory over poverty.

Nuitrition Assisstance Programs
The Food & Nutrition Service of the USDA works to increase food security and reduce hunger in partnership with cooperating organizations by providing children and low-income people access to food, a healthful diet, and nutrition education in a manner that supports American agriculture and inspires public confidence.

Food for the Hungry: Integrated, child-focused development and relief programs in more than 25 countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America

Foor for the Poor: Aims to improve the health, economic, social and spiritual conditions of impoverished people throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.

RESULTS: An international citizens' grassroots lobby working to create the political will to end hunger and the worst aspects of poverty

World Food Programme
WFP is the United Nations frontline agency in the fight against global hunger. In emergencies, WFP delivers food aid for victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters. After the cause of an emergency has passed, WFP uses food aid to help communities rebuild their shattered lives.


Working to End Hunger in Connecticut

Serve New England
Serve New England purchases its food from local growers, suppliers and wholesalers - just like the grocery stores. There is no government surplus food or "seconds". All food is purchased from the money paid by participants for food packages.

End Hunger Connecticut!
102 Hungerford Street, Hartford CT 06106, 860-560-2100, Fax: 860-560-2108,, on the web at, Executive Director, Lucy Nolan,

Connecticut Association for Human Services (CAHS): operates a Food Stamp outreach program in Connecticut, and works to reduce the effects of poverty and hunger in Connecticut's lower income communities. "CAHS works to ensure that all children and families have the resources and public policy support to become economically self-sufficient, and to ensure that those who cannot achieve self-sufficiency have access to basic needs, including nutrition, education, and health care."
Contact: Connecticut Association for Human Services - CAHS, 110 Bartholomew Avenue, Suite 4030, Hartford CT 06106, (860) 951-2212, Fax: (860) 951-6511, Tracy Helin,


Food Banks & Soup Kitchens

Connecticut Food Bank, PO Box 8686, 150 Bradley Street, East Haven CT 06531, 203-469-5000,, on the web at
Fairfield Warehouse, 74 Linwood Avenue, Fairfield CT 06430, 203-256-1935
Waterbury Warehouse, 56 Eagle St., Waterbury CT 06708, 203-759-1919
Executive Director: Nancy Carrington

Table to Table, Catholic Charities of Fairfield County, 30 Myano Lane, Suite 10, Stamford CT 06902, 203-323-3211, Fax: 203-323-1108
Executive Director: Mary Ryan

Foodshare, Inc., 200 Addison Rd., PO Box 809, Windsor CT 06095-0809, Phone: 860-286-9999. On the web at
Executive Director: Gloria McAdam

Covenant Soup Kitchen, at Saint Paul's Episcopal Church, 220 Valley Street, Willimantic, Connecticut 06226, 860-423-1643, on the web at
Programs include the Covenant Soup Kitchen, the "Client Choice" Emergency Food Pantry, Sunday Bag Lunch, Serve New England Program, and Care and Advocacy programs. All depend on donations, volunteers, and community support.

The Shoreline Soup Kitchens
The Shoreline Soup Kitchens, PO Box 804, Essex Connecticut, USA 06426, 860.388.1988, and on the web at
Provides almost 250,000 "meals" a year at grocery distribution sites and over 10,000 meals at meal sites. Services are free and open to all those who identify themselves to be in need of food or fellowship.

Community Soup Kitchen, 200 Addison Rd., PO Box 809, Windsor CT 06095-0809, Phone: 860-688-6500, Fax: 860-688-2776, on the web at
Christ Church Episcopal, 84 Broadway, New Haven CT, 203-624-4594

Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen
Center Church Parish House, Temple Street, New Haven, CT 06511, 203-624-6426
DESK serves evening meals seven nights a week and provides emergency bags of food to the working poor and the homeless.

St. Vincent DePaul Soup Kitchen, on the web at
St. Vincent DePaul Society Mariman Culinary School/Soup Kitchen , 327 Baldwin Street, Waterbury, CT 06706, 203-757-0411, Hours: Monday-Saturday, 8 AM to 2:30 PM.


Food Assistance in Bridgeport Connecticut:

  • Interfaith Hunger Services (IHS) has 30 emergency food sites around the city. For more information, please call 203-384-9471
  • Dunbar School /Ralphola Taylor Community Center /YMCA Family Resource Center, Emergency Food Pantry, 790 Central Avenue, 203-332-5658
  • King's Pantry (IHS Site), 30 Florence Street, 203-576-0522, 9:30 AM-NOON, Friday
  • St. Luke's Episcopal Food Center (IHS Site), 510 Wilmot Avenue, 203-367-4049, Pantry Open 9 AM - 2 PM, Monday - Thursday, Hot Meals served 5 PM - 6 PM, Wednesday
  • East End Tabernacle Baptist Church Soup Kitchen, 548 Central Avenue, 203-333-3036, Meal served 5 PM - 6 PM, Monday
  • Prayer Tabernacle Church Soup Kitchen, 1243 Stratford Avenue, 203-366-5824, Meal served 11:30 AM - 1 PM, Saturday
  • Russell Temple CME, 555 Connecticut Avenue, 203-333-9061, Meal served 5 PM - 6 PM, Friday
  • WIC at Ralphola Taylor Community Center YMCA, 790 Central Avenue, 203-576-7430, To make an appointment call the Bridgeport Health Department at 203-576-8072

Children, Hunger & Nutrition

"Hunger is defined as the uneasy or painful sensation caused by lack of food. When "hunger in America" is discussed, people are referring to the recurrent and involuntary lack of access to sufficient food due to poverty or constrained resources, which can lead to malnutrition over time. . . "

In 2000, 10.5 percent of all US households, representing 20 million adults and 13 million children, were either "food insecure" or "hungry". Read More about Hunger in the US

Working to End Childhood Hunger & Poor Nutrition


In the News, In the Community & In the Legislature

You Can Make a Difference:
Tell Congress to Give More Children Access to Child Nutrition Programs

November 1 through November 5 2003
7th Annual CFSC Conference, Growing the Movement: New Opportunities and Challenges for Community Food Security
Boston Park Plaza, Boston, Massachusetts, call 800-225-2008 or 617-426-2000 to make your reservation by October 15 2003

September 25 2003
The Food Stamp Program Enters Final Stages of Transferring to Electronic Benefit Redemption: . . . the transition to electronic issuance of food stamp benefits for low-income individuals and families is in its final stages . . .

July 1 2003
"Healthy Kids: America's Farmers Feed America's Children": Proposal Announced by the Community Food Security Coalition

May 5 2003
"Child Nutrition Initiatives Act of 2003" [pdf]
Introduced in Senate of the 108th Congress: To amend the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act and the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 to improve certain child nutrition programs, and for other purposes. [S.R. 995 and H.R. 2626] Includes: (

  • Sec. 101. Incentives for healthier schools.
  • Sec. 102. Grants to support farm-to-cafeteria projects.
  • Sec. 201. State administrative expenses.
  • Sec. 202. Special supplemental program for women, infants and children.
  • Sec. 203. Nutrition education and training.



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