Cookies appear to be disabled in your browser. This may cause problems when viewing this site. Please enable cookies.
  • It is estimated that in Fairfield County, a family of four (two adults and two children) needs an annual salary of about $67,000 to avoid being "food insecure." Often, the working poor earn only Connecticut’s minimum wage, which in 2015 is $9.15 per hour. At the 2015 minimum wage rate, both adults would have to work 10 hours a day, 7 days a week for the entire year, just to earn $66,612. This family cannot make ends meet despite both adults working 10 hour days. Faced with this dilemma, many must choose between eating nutritiously or paying the rent. Therefore, they are forced to obtain food via food pantries, soup kitchens, and shelters that are Food Bank member agencies.

     

  • In Connecticut, one out of every five children is hungry or at risk of hunger. School holidays and vacations are an additional strain, as these children do not receive the Federal Free Breakfast and Lunch while not in school.
  • In lower Fairfield County, the need for emergency food has doubled in volume in just the past 5 years.
  • The Food Bank distributes more than 2,000,000 pounds of food per year.

Visit smile.amazon.com and select "The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County" as your charity. The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to The Food Bank. At no additional cost, help feed those in need.