The Food Bank proudly announces that Executive Director Kate Lombardo has been unanimously selected to receive the 2016 Stamford NAACP Dr. Joyce Yerwood Humanitarian Award. The award will be presented to Kate at the Stamford NAACP's Annual Freedom Fund Dinner on Friday evening, October 21, 2016, at the Sheraton Stamford Hotel.
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 and its Norwalk based employees.
In August, The Food Bank was able to have its damaged driveway/parking lot repaved thanks in large part to a very generous $15,000 grant received from the First County Bank Foundation, Inc. The driveway/parking lot is used for the distribution of about 1.5 million pounds of emergency food each year to The Food Bank's 97 member nonprofit agencies and programs.
The First County Bank Foundation, Inc., which is the philanthropic arm of First County Bank, awards grants to nonprofit organizations that directly impact the health and well-being of individuals living and working in lower Fairfield County.
The below April 26, 2016 letter was found with a donation of food to the Food Bank.
The Food Bank is very pleased to announce that on March 1, 2016, we received a generous $5,000 grant from the Pitney Bowes Foundation. For more than 25 years, Pitney Bowes or its Foundation has supported The Food Bank's mission of providing emergency food to those in lower Fairfield County who are food insecure. We are honored to have this wonderful company in our corner
The Food Bank is very pleased to announce that on February 24, 2016, we were awarded a $1,672 grant from the St. John's Community Foundation in Stamford. We are privileged to have the continuing support of this wonderful organization, which was established to address the broad social issues facing the Stamford community.
The Food Bank is delighted to announce that it recently received a $5,000 grant from The Bank of America Charitable Foundation. A long time supporter of The Food Bank, The Bank of America Charitable Foundation shares The Food Bank's commitment to fighting hunger in lower Fairfield County. The Food Bank is grateful that The Bank of America Charitable Foundation partners with us in our efforts to provide food to those in need.
The Food Bank would like to give special thanks to Priceline.com and its the Norwalk employees for their overwhelming generosity during the Thanksgiving season. Priceline.com 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 Priceline.com and its Norwalk employees.
The following letter from Food Bank Executive Director Kate Lombardo was published in the December 5, 2015 edition of the Stamford Advocate :
I want to extend my deepest thanks to those in this community who donated food and money to The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County this Thanksgiving season so that their neighbors could have a joyous holiday. Due to this generosity, The Food Bank was able to distribute thousands of turkeys and oven stuffer roaster chickens (preferred by many seniors) plus the fixings, to The Food Bank’s member agencies and programs in lower Fairfield County for redistribution to those families in need.
Among the charities that received holiday food was New Covenant House of Hospitality, Person to Person, Wilson Memorial Food Pantry, Faith Tabernacle food pantry, all 12 Abilis houses, Inspirica, New Neighborhoods Inc., The Shelter for the Homeless, The Salvation Army in Stamford and Norwalk, to name just a few.
We could not have done it without you.
“We make a living by what we get . . . but we make a life by what we give.” Winston Churchill
Kate Lombardo is Executive Director of The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County, Inc., which is based in Stamford.
We are very pleased to announce that on November 23, 2015, the Stamford Board of Realtors and its members donated $1,500 to The Food Bank. The Stamford Board of Realtors is a service organization whose purpose is to provide the tools, resources and support that promote professional growth, ethical conduct and prosperity of its members. The Food Bank is thankful for this group's continued support of our mission to provide emergency food to those in need in lower Fairfield Couny.
The Food Bank is very pleased to acknowledge the following groups who volunteered at The Food Bank’s offices and warehouse store in 2016: Employees from Indeed.com, students from Saint Vincent's College's Stamford campus, and members of the Hartig family who chose to honor the memory of Albert Hartig by volunteering at the Food Bank.These volunteers performed various tasks including helping with event mailers, inspecting and shelving food, and arranging inventory. We would like to thank all of the helping hands for their time and efforts.
Indeed.com March 10, 2016 The Hartig Family Febuary 26, 2016
Saint Vincent's College March 18, 2016