The Food Bank’s 9th Annual Chefs’ Dinner to Fight Hunger took place on October 8th at the picturesque Stamford Yacht. The fund-raiser, which honored Stamford Superintendent of Schools Winifred Hamilton, was a huge success, attracting over 150 attendees, including Stamford Mayor David Martin and his wife. Dr. Hamilton was presented with the Thomas Steel Award for her support of school district-wide food drives that benefitted The Food Bank and its member agencies.
Emcee David Smith kept the event moving smoothly and Matt Scott conducted a live auction with his usual humorous and unique style.
The five course meal, preceded by a cocktail hour with six different appetizers, was prepared by the following chefs who donated their time and efforts: Chef/Owner Bryan Malcarney from Blue Lemon Restaurant in Westport & Rory’s Restaurant in Darien, Chef/Owner Michael Marchetti from Columbus Park Trattoria in Stamford, Chefs/Co-Owners Stephen and Lisa Maronian from Sweet Lisa’s Exquisite Cakes in Cos Cob, Executive Chef P. Quint Smith from the Stamford Yacht Club, Executive Chef Adam Truelove from Napa & Co in Stamford, Executive Chef Eric Anderson from David’s Soundview Catering in Stamford, Chef/Owner Kausik Roy from Tawa Indian Cuisine in Stamford, Chef/Owner Charlie Lim from Sushi Village Caters in Stamford, and Chef/Owner Chris Dall’au from Have A Ball NYC in Fairfield County.
The Food Bank would like to thank the event’s sponsors, the chefs, and the culinary students from Norwalk Community College who helped make the event memorable.
On September 20 and 21, 2014 Stamford Hospital held its third annual Health and Wellness Expo at Chelsea Piers. As a by-product of the event, nearly 500 lbs of food was collected. The Food Bank would like to thank all of the sponsors, vendors and volunteers who participated in the event and assisted in providing food to those who are in need.
Thousands of families struggle with hunger and rely on support, especially during the holiday season. Please help us help them! Remember, every little bit helps feed a family that is down on their luck. Change someone's life this holiday season and you might even change your own.
The following is a list of our most needed items:
Pork & Beans
Juices (Bottles & Boxes)
Powdered Milk or Parmalat Milk
Macaroni & Cheese
Jarred Spaghetti Sauce
Canned Black Beans
For more information on how you can help click here.
From September 22 - 26 2014, Nestle Waters' employees volunteered at The Food Bank. The volunteers helped unload food from The Food Bank's vans and arranged that food on the warehouse store's shelves. The Food Bank greatly appreciates the volunteers' efforts as well as the financial support Nestle Waters has given The Food Bank.
On September 19, 2014, approximately 20 employees of Ernst & Young’s Stamford Office, volunteered at The Food Bank's warehouse store, arranging inventory and shelving food. The Food Bank would like thank these Ernst & Young volunteers for their hard work.
The Food Bank is delighted to announce that on August 19, 2014, Hitachi Capital America Corp. and the employees of its Norwalk office donated a total of $6,952 to The Food Bank. Pictured left to right are Hitachi employee Sandra Gaetano, Food Bank Executive Director Kate Lombardo, Food Bank Corporate Secretary and Assistant Executive Director Martin S. Cohen, and Hitachi employee Diane Cocchia. The yearly donations from Hitachi Capital America Corp. and its Norwalk employees have played a vital role in The Food Bank's success in combating hunger in this community.
We are very pleased to announce that on June 27, 2014, the Greenwich United Way awarded The Food Bank a $14,956 grant for the 2014/2015 fiscal year. The Promoting Self Sufficiency Panel in Community Investment Process that reviewed The Food Bank’s program and funding application noted the following:
“ ‘ Flexible, nimble, and innovative’ are ways the panel described the Food Bank’s operation. They were impressed with Food Bank’s ability to economize, to continuously make changes to allow for additional food storage, and to maintain strong and productive ties to local food retailers. The Panel also noted the decrease in corporate funding but was pleased to see that the Food Bank continues to hold successful fundraisers. The Greenwich United Way recognizes the critical nature of the Food Bank’s services, is proud of its partnership with the organization and is consistently impressed with the quantity and quality of assistance provided to our region’s hungry.”
Thanks to a grant from the St. John's Community Foundation and a grant from Hitachi Capital America Corp., which was matched by The Hitachi Foundation, The Food Bank has totally redesigned the layout of its warehouse store to better facilitate shopping by its 86 member agencies and programs, and the storage of food.
The Food Bank is very pleased to announce that on June 30, 2014, the First County Bank Foundation presented it with a $15,000 grant. Pictured from left to right are Maria L. Sturges, CTFA and First County Bank Vice President, Gotrell Mclellan, First County Bank Assistant Vice President, Kate Lombardo, Food Bank Executive Director, Martin S. Cohen, Food Bank Assistant Executive Director, and David Van Buskirk, First County Bank Business Development Officer.
The grant is to help fund the cost of repaving The Food Bank's driveway/parking lot, which was damaged by the severe winter of 2013/2014.
It is with great pleasure that The Food Bank announces that on July 9, 2014, the Board of The Community Fund of Darien approved awarding The Food Bank a 2014-2015 grant in the amount of $20,000. The Community Fund of Darien's substantial yearly funding of The Food Bank has played a vital role in the success The Food Bank has achieved in combating hunger in this community. We are very grateful for its generous support of our mission.
On June 27, 2014, seven employees from Citigroup's Stamford office volunteered to remove food off The Food Bank's warehouse store shelves so that the food could be weighed as part of The Food Bank's annual audit. The Food Bank wishes to thank Citigroup, Inc. for its continuing support!