The Food Bank is one of this area’s primary hunger-relief organizations. We provide food to any qualified non-profit agency in a six town area of Fairfield County (Darien, Greenwich, New Canaan, Norwalk, Stamford and Wilton) that serves low income people through congregate meals or bags of groceries. These agencies include soup kitchens, homeless shelters, food pantries, child day care centers, after school programs, senior centers and rehabilitation programs.
The Food Bank is the only food bank located in lower Fairfield County, Connecticut. We solicit, collect, sort, warehouse and distribute donated food from such sources as national manufacturers, local merchants, state and local food drives and individuals. In addition, The Food Bank purchases rarely donated meat and poultry in bulk at very low cost for redistribution to member agencies. We store the food in our warehouse store on Glenbrook Road in Stamford and distribute it to our member agencies that feed the hungry in our communities. Our member agencies “shop” at The Food Bank's warehouse store on Monday through Friday. They pay a shared maintenance fee of 19 cents a pound.
The Food Bank’s member agencies include the Salvation Army in Stamford and Norwalk, Pacific House in Stamford; Open Door Shelter in Norwalk; New Covenant Center in Stamford; Jewish Family Services in Stamford; Person To Person in Darien and Norwalk; Domus Foundation in Stamford; Inspirica in Stamford; Faith Tabernacle Pantry in Stamford; Neighbor To Neighbor in Greenwich; and Abilis in Stamford and Greenwich, to mention just a few.