Food Insecurity

Combating Hunger in the State's Hardest-to-Reach Places

$304.5K
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Project Details

No one should have to face hunger alone in Connecticut. The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services department has provided an initial presence on the ground for hunger issues for decades throughout natural disasters and other crises. With Connecticut residents losing hours from their employers or being laid off due to COVID-19, the Salvation Army's expertise addressing hunger is needed now more than ever. 4-CT is proud to partner with the Salvation Army to expand the campaign to stamp out food insecurity across the state and make sure no one falls through the cracks.

Social and Equity Impact of 4-CT Grant:

As of June 29th:

●      # Meals Distributed: Salvation Army has distributed 23,271 meals

●      # of Individuals Served: 2,037 individuals have been served.

●      Distribution has been tracked at the ZIP code level to ensure that demand is being matched with supply within these areas.


While the Salvation Army suspended data collection under their disaster response protocol, 69% of meals distributed for this project are given to much smaller, sometimes volunteer-run pantries instead of regular Salvation Army locations.

4-CT selected these areas intentionally: two of the three counties--Windham and New London--have the highest child food insecurity rates in the state. Further, the cities and towns in question have poverty rates that are higher than state average, and education levels and per-capita income levels that are lower than state average.



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