Thursday, May 25, 2017

Birdies Will Provide Meals

We are pleased to announce that we will be joining in partnership with the 2017 Travelers Championship Birdies for Charity program from June 19-25!

The Birdies for Charity program provides 501(c)(3) organizations in Connecticut the opportunity to raise funds by collecting pledges based on the number of birdies made during the PGA Tour tournament by celebrity professionals .

At the end of the tournament, the number of birdies that are made will be multiplied by the number of pledges. Donors will then receive an invoice. 

Foodshare will be one of many charities, that will receive proceeds from the tournament, along with being eligible for funds through the Bonus Buck Program.

Any organization that raises money will receive a 15% bonus on top of the pledges collected. This incentive will be sponsored by CohnReznick.

Don't miss out! Click here to make your pledge!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Massive Budget Cuts Proposed for SNAP

"President Donald Trump's budget would drive millions of people off of food stamps, part of a new wave of spending cut proposals that already are getting panned by lawmakers in both parties on Capitol Hill.

Trump's blueprint for the 2018 budget year comes out Tuesday. It includes a wave of cuts to benefit programs such as Medicaid, federal employee pensions, welfare benefits and farm subsidies.

Cuts include a whopping $193 billion from food stamps over the coming decade — a cut of more than 25 percent — implemented by cutting back eligibility and imposing additional work requirements, according to talking points circulated by the White House. The program presently serves about 42 million people."

Source: StarTribune, 5/22/17, Read More >

World-Class Festival Blesses Foodshare

On Sunday, June 4th the Emanuel Synagogue in West Hartford, will be hosting their Sharon Barshay Community Music Festival from 5-8pm.

Attendees will be entertained by a diverse line-up of world-class musicians, along with food trucks and fun activities for the whole family.

Donations for Foodshare will be collected.

Attendees are also encouraged to stop by Foodshare’s Ambassador table to learn more about how they can support our 127,000 hungry neighbors within the Greater Hartford Area.

                                        Click on the flyer below for more information.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Break A Sweat For Foodshare

On Thursday, May 25, Anytime Fitness in Ellington will be hosting Sweat for a Cause in support of our hungry neighbors.

For every donation of four dollars participants will commit to a full minute at one of four exercise stations. Participants can fly solo or team up with friends.

Click on flyer below for more information:

Friday, May 19, 2017

Calling all Globetrotters!

Join JAM Planners, LLC for the “Thistle and Shamrock Tour” September 22 through October 5

Interested globetrotters will explore the cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow in Scotland, along with Derry and Belfast in Northern Ireland. Cost is $3,450 per person sharing, plus optional group insurance. Single pricing is available upon request.

Cost includes air and land transportation, all breakfasts including day of arrival, all dinners, 20 attractions, as well as hotels in city center. Space is limited. 

For each person who registers now, Foodshare will receive a donation and will enjoy first dibs on all future trips. Booking will close on June 6. For more details please contact Jim Dooley at or call 860-202-1664.

Don't miss this chance to Travel for Good!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Finding a Solution to School Shaming

"Far too often in school cafeterias across the country, a student is served a lunch, only for it to be thrown away because he or she does not have money in the lunch account or in hand to pay for the meal. Some school districts also reportedly stamp children’s hands or make them wear stickers that say “I need lunch money” — ostensibly to remind a parent or guardian to put funds in a student’s lunch account.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is requiring school districts to establish a policy by July 1 for the 2017–2018 school year for how to handle situations when students do not have money to pay for their meal. Alternatively, states can set a policy for all school districts to follow, or set guidelines that local policies must meet. Though USDA has not prescribed what school districts can and cannot do, this is an important opportunity for states, school administrators, advocates and other stakeholders to establish policies that protect children and prevent stigma in the cafeteria."

Source: The Hill, 5/11/17, Read More >

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

CTDOT Hosts Job Fair

On Wednesday, May 24, the CT Department of Transportation will be hosting a job fair showcasing numerous career opportunities for individuals interested in working in the transportation industry.

Click on the flyer below for more information: