The Food Bank would like to thank Stamford Dental Group, LLC, as well as its owner Jack DeGrado, D.D.S., for its generous donation of $2,500 on December 17, 2014. Small local businesses, such as this one, play an important role is supporting The Food Bank's work in providing emergency food to those in need.
The Food Bank is very pleased to announce that on December 22, 2014, we received a $6,000 grant from GE Energy Financial Services for the purchase of food at wholesale. The Food Bank also purchased food with the $6,900 in donations it received from several employees of GE Energy Financial Services. We are very thankful for the ongoing support received from several of General Electric Company's corporate entities.
The Food Bank is delighted to announce that on October 31, 2014, the TD Charitable Foundation provided us with a $10,000 grant. The TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, carries a legacy of supporting not-for-profit institutions and their important work throughout its region. The Food Bank is very grateful that the Foundation has chosen to support our mission of providing emergency food to those in need in lower Fairfield County.
As Thanksgiving 2014 was approaching, The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County's monetary and food donations were declining.
The Food Bank needed and still needs help. As The Food Bank’s Executive Director, I asked our community to help The Food Bank collect funds and sorely needed food.
People from every cross section of our community stepped forward to answer the Food Bank’s plea. A local resident whose son was recently paralyzed in a motorcycle accident stopped by and dropped off a turkey. A 21 year old who won the grand prize in a scratch off game brought groceries that filled his SUV. Among the many companies that answered the call were Grade A ShopRite, Priceline, Palmer's Market, LaRocca’s Market, The Stamford School District, The Darien School District, New Canaan Country School, Trinity Catholic, New Canaan High School, The Kiwanis Club, GE, The Stamford Police Association, Houses of Worship, and Viking Construction. 95.9 The Fox ran several food drives and repeatedly reminded their audience about The Food Bank’s need for food. The Stamford Advocate, Greenwich Times and News Channel 12 also lent valuable assistance. The list of individuals and companies is practically endless so please forgive me if I have not mentioned you.
Because of the community’s generosity, Inspirica, Person to Person, The Shelter for the Homeless, New Neighborhoods, Inc., New Covenant House, Abilis, Senior Neighborhood Support, Salvation Army (Stamford & Norwalk), Jewish Family Services, The Domestic Violence Safe Houses, and Women’s Mentoring, just to name a few, were able to provide holiday baskets and meals to their clients.
Your donation may have seemed like a simple gesture to you, but to The Food Bank, you helped us achieve what looked impossible. As individuals we can't change the world, but together we can change the world for one individual.
On behalf of The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County, thank you for helping us to make the Thanksgiving holiday an overwhelming success. Also, thank you for your year-round support in helping The Food Bank distribute 2.5 million pounds of food to our 83 member agencies and programs.
To paraphrase one of my favorite quotes, you have proven that you do see the invisible, you do feel
the intangible and together we can achieve the impossible.
Kate Lombardo and the entire Food Bank team
The Food Bank is very pleased to announce that on November 12, 2014, we received a $5,000 grant from The Bank of America Charitable Foundation. Bank of America shares The Food Bank's commitment to ending hunger in lower Fairfield County. The Food Bank is very grateful to have Bank of America's continuing support of our mission.