News From The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County

By Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County 10 Jul, 2017
We are delighted to announce that on July 10, 2017, The Community Fund of Darien awarded The Food Bank a 2017 grant of $10,000. A valued and long time supporter of The Food Bank, The Community Fund of Darien seeks to help people in Darien, Stamford and Norwalk by supporting a wide range of services, and by recognizing that no one and no issue stands alone. Pictured from left to right are Carrie Bernier, Community Fund of Darien Executive Director; Lisa Haas, Community Fund of Darien Grants Director; Kate Lombardo, Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County Executive Director; and Steve Ward, Community Fund of Darien Board President.
By Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County 27 Jun, 2017
On June 27, 2017, representatives from the First County Bank Foundation, Inc. and The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County, Inc. gathered to celebrate The Food Bank’s acquisition of a much needed new van. The purchase of the van was made possible through the generosity of the First County Bank Foundation ($22,000), XL Catlin ($5,000), the St. John’s Community Foundation ($2,500) and several individuals. Pictured (from left to right) are Reyno A. Giallongo, Jr., President of First County Bank Foundation; Karen Kelly, Vice President of First County Bank Foundation; Kate Lombardo, Food Bank Executive Director; Frederick Lorthioir, member of The Food Bank’s Board of Directors; Martin S. Cohen, Food Bank Assistant Executive Director; and Hiroshi Nakajima, President of The Food Bank.
By Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County 26 Jun, 2017

The Food Bank is delighted to report that for the second time in the last six months, the Greenwich United Way has provided funding to help feed those in lower Fairfield County who are food insecure. In this instance, The Food Bank was approved for a $10,000 award on June 26, 2017, as part of the Greenwich United Way's Community Investment Process extension grant program. In February 2017, The Greenwich United Way had awarded The Food Bank a $15,000 grant.

The Food Bank is enormously grateful for the Greenwich United Way's continuing support of our mission.

By Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County 21 May, 2017
On Sunday, May 21, 2017, parishioners (including the pictured toddler) from St. John's Lutheran Church, First Presbyterian Church of Stamford, and United Methodist Church of Springdale donated 2,600 lbs. of food at the annual "Load a Truck" food drive. The Food Bank is very grateful for the generosity of those congregants who contributed to this food drive.
By Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County 13 May, 2017
On Saturday, May 13, 2017, as part of the nation-wide Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, employees of the National Association of Letter Carriers in the Stamford Post Offices generously gave their time and effort, in heavy rain, to bring needed food to The Food Bank that was donated by Stamford residents. The Food Bank greatly appreciates the hard work of these Stamford postal workers as well as the wonderful generosity of those who donated the food.
By Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County 26 Jan, 2017

On January 26th The Food Bank held its 11th Annual Chefs’ Dinner to Fight Hunger at the scenic Stamford Yacht Club. This year’s well deserving honoree was Tim Brown, the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Nestlé Waters North America Inc. Gold sponsors of the event were Hitachi Capital America Corp., Grade A ShopRite, and Nestlé Waters North America. In describing Tim Brown’s support for The Food Bank, FB Executive Director Kate Lombardo (pictured here with Tim Brown) stated that "his wonderful philanthropic example has motivated his employees to conduct food drives and volunteer hundreds of community service hours a year at The Food Bank’s warehouse store."

The sold out crowd was treated to a sumptuous five course meal that was preceded by a cocktail hour with seven appetizer stations, each dish prepared by a different well known, successful chef. The participating chefs – all of whom volunteered their time – were Bryan Malcarney (Rory’s Restaurant), Julio Genao (Prime), Stephen Lewandowski (Harlan Social), David Galin (The Boothbay Harbor Lobster Co.), Stephen Costanzo (Olio), Lisa and Stephen Maronian (Sweet Lisa’s Exquisite Cakes), Michael Marchetti (Columbus Park Trattoria), Francois Kwaku-Dongo (David’s Soundview Catering), Chris Dall’au (Have A Ball NYC), Charlie Lim (Sushi Village Caterers), and Judith Roll (Tabouli Grill and Judy’s Bar & Kitchen).

By Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County 01 Jan, 2017

The Food Bank is very pleased to announce that we have been awarded a $15,000 grant for 2017 from the Greenwich United Way. The Greenwich United Way has been a trusted partner of the Greenwich community, government and local organizations since 1933. It has focused on community solutions in the areas of education, financial stability and health for over 80 years.

    In awarding The Food Bank its 2017 grant, Karen S. Keegan, Chair of the Greenwich United Way Board of Directors, wrote to The Food Bank's Chair: "We are pleased to point out that your staff in involved, accessible, and approachable and there is clearly a strong need for the Food Bank in the community. Volunteers were impressed with your ability to distribute more fresh fruit, vegetables, and meat to clients, and noted that the demand for your services continues to rise."

      The Food Bank is proud and honored to have the Greenwich United Way's support.

By Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County 01 Sep, 2016
The Food Bank would like to give special thanks to and its the Norwalk employees for their overwhelming generosity during the Thanksgiving season. and its Norwalk employees raised $50,500 for The Food Bank, some of which was allocated to purchase of 26,277 lbs. of food for donation to The Food Bank, with the $23,368 balance being donated in cash. Thanks in large part to these donations, The Food Bank was able to meet the Thanksgiving needs of the individuals and families who obtain emergency food from The Food Bank's 85 member agencies and programs in lower Fairfield County. We are very grateful and proud to have the support of and its Norwalk employees.
By Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County 10 Aug, 2016
 The Food Bank is very pleased to announce that on August 10, 2016, Hitachi Capital America Corp. generously donated $6,837.00 to The Food Bank. We are very proud and grateful for the many years of support The Food Bank has received from this outstanding company.
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