Our Impact

Food Distribution Facts

During the fiscal year ended June 30, 2017, The Food Bank distributed more than 1.2 million pounds of food to its member agencies and programs at a savings to them of more than $2.1 million over the wholesale cost of the food. These agencies reported serving over 5 million meals to more than 200,000 individuals (unduplicated only within each agency) during this period.

Hunger Facts

It is estimated that in Fairfield County, a family of four (two adults and two children) needs an annual salary of about $71,000 to avoid being “food insecure” i.e. lacking reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food. Often, the working poor earn only Connecticut’s minimum wage, which in 2017 will be $10.10 per hour. At the 2017 minimum wage rate, both adults would have to work 10 hours a day, 7 days a week for the entire year, just to earn $70,700. 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 member agencies of The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County.

What people say about us.

“My children and I are ever grateful for the help we received. We are finally thriving and would not have managed without the help of The Food Bank of L.F.C.”  With gratitude...
Erica [last name withheld]
“Thank you all for supplying us with so much foods to serve our clients. We have been able to use all the food brought to us and been able to at times cancel our milk order for two days out of the three days we get a delivery, which has saved the agency costs[...].”
Velma Y. Clark
Residential Services Manager
Shelter for the Homeless
“Thank you so much for your special support of Person to Person in recent weeks [...]  Your support allows us to respond to people's individual situations with compassion and encouragement.” 
Pat Cage
In Kind Manager
Person to Person
“We are impressed by the plan to update the Food Bank building by re-configuring the warehouse to improve operational efficiency …. The Food Bank understands its agencies’ needs and preferences, and is successfully able to provide them with needed food. ”
Agency Allocations Panel
The Community Fund of Darien
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