A Funding Panel from the Greenwich United Way had the following to say in awarding The Food Bank a grant for the 2012/2013 fiscal year:
"United Way volunteers understand that the Food Bank provides services that address one of the most critical needs in the community in an extremely effective and efficient manner. They recognize that other agencies depend on the Food Bank and they were impressed to learn that the Food Bank continually searches for ways to economize and strategically plans each purchase taking into account the needs, storage and refrigeration capabilities of client agencies. Not only is your agency providing much needed food and nourishment for hungry people, but the Food Bank's efficiency has a direct impact on the program and operations budgets of countless other organizations in the region."
In granting The Food Bank's application for a grant for the 2012/13 fiscal year, The Community Fund of Darien's Allocations Panel made the following recommendation:
"It is very impressive what the Food Bank does and the amount of food it distributes to the agencies in the area. Their ability to distribute fresh/frozen meat and produce represents an important change in food supplies to the agencies. The Food Bank has been able to partner with some of the local supermarkets to get the food. They have also invested in a new refrigerated van. We are encouraged by the plan to update the building using a systematic approach and would encourage the Food Bank to continue to use the building to further the mission of the agency. * * * We applaud the work the Food Bank is doing to combat hunger in our region."