September is Hunger Action Month

Fellowship Place group photoTo support the CT Food Bank’s efforts to raise community awareness about hunger in our community, on Sept. 5 the members and staff of Fellowship Place Celebrated “Go Orange Day” by proudly wearing orange t-shirts and orange ribbons. Throughout the year, Fellowship Place receives ongoing support from the CT Food Bank, since last September we have been able to purchase over 27,000 lbs of food from them at a low cost to us. This is vital to our agency in helping us stretch our food budget and provide more than 150 free, healthy meals a day for people who attend programs on the Fellowship Place campus.

The people we serve are one of the poorest, most vulnerable populations in our community; their socio-economic status prevents them from eating 3 basic meals a day, let alone a heart healthy diet. They also struggle with unemployment, the constant risk of homelessness & poor physical health. The benefits of our campus meal program extend far beyond helping meet their immediate hunger; it also helps them focus on recovery and becoming more productive, as well as promotes the prevention of illness & improvement in quality of life.

Other community partners that have provided crucial support to our campus meal program this past year have included The Connecticut Health & Educational Facilities Authority, People’s Bank, Citizens Bank, The Suzio York Hill Companies, and First Niagara Bank Foundation. We gratefully acknowledge their generous support and are honored for their continued interest in our mission. Together we are building a stronger and healthier community.

To help raise funds for Fellowship Place’s meal program and the Connecticut Food Bank, our agency is hosting a month–long virtual food drive on the Connecticut Food Bank’s website. To make a donation or learn more about this important initiative:
1. Go to http://www.ctfoodbank.org/
2. select “how to Help” tab
3. Select “Virtual Food Drive”
4. Select “fellowship place”

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