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.
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).
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.