The Food Bank wishes to thank the employees of First County Bank's Stamford office for their generous donations on December 9, 2016, of 450 lbs. of food and $175. We are very grateful for the continuing support The Food Bank has received from First County Bank and the First County Bank Foundation, Inc.
The Food Bank wishes to give special thanks to Priceline.com and its Norwalk and New York City employees for their outstanding response to the Thanksgiving needs of this community. On November 21st they donated 17,399 lbs. of food plus 384 turkeys, all of which was purchased at Costco. Priceline.com's employees also gifted a substantial amount of money, which was matched by Priceline.com. This heartwarming support played a large role in enabling The Food Bank to meet the Thanksgiving needs of the families that obtain emergency food from The Food Bank's 97 member agencies and programs. We are very grateful and proud to have the continuing support of Priceline.com and its employees.
Food Bank Executive Director Kate Lombardo was presented with the 2016 Stamford NAACP Dr. Joyce Yerwood Humanitarian Award on October 21, 2016. This prestigious award was given to Kate at the Stamford NAACP's Annual Freedom Fund Dinner held at the Sheraton Stamford Hotel.
The Food Bank is very pleased to announce receipt of a $1,166.00 donation from employees of Nestlé Waters North America Inc. in Stamford, Ct. This donation was raised this past summer through the sale of T shirts and at a series of soccer games between employees of UBS and Nestlé Waters North America (pictured below). The Food Bank greatly appreciates the ongoing support it has received from Nestlé Waters North America and its employees.
The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County
461 Glenbrook Road
Stamford, CT 06906
Dear Kate Lombardo:
On behalf of Charity Navigator, I wish to congratulate The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County on achieving our coveted 4-star rating for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency.
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The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County, Inc., a fully recognized I.R.C. 501 (c) (3) charity, is one of lower Fairfield County’s primary hunger-relief organizations. We provide food to about 97 non-profit agencies and programs that serve low income people in our six town service area through bags of groceries and congregate meals. These include soup kitchens, food pantries, child care programs, homeless shelters, senior centers, domestic violence safe houses, and rehabilitation programs.
To serve as an efficient and effective provider of nutritious food to non-profit organizations that feed the hungry in Darien, Greenwich, New Canaan, Norwalk, Stamford and Wilton, while seeking to raise awareness of, and promote action to combat, hunger in those communities.
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