The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County, Inc. originated in 1984 as a program of the Council of Churches and Synagogues. In January 2003, The Food Bank became an independent entity with its own board of directors. The Food Bank is a Connecticut non-profit corporation that is exempt from Federal income tax under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Today The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County, Inc., a fully recognized I.R.C. § 501 (c) (3) charity, is one of lower Fairfield County’s primary hunger-relief organizations. We provide food to about 75 non-profit agencies and programs that serve low income people in our six town service area through bags of groceries and congregate meals. These include soup kitchens, food pantries, child care programs, homeless shelters, senior centers, domestic violence safe houses, and rehabilitation programs.