Connecticut Food Bank
2018 Progress Report
Committed to evaluating and improving the nutritional quality of food distributed and to increasing demand for healthier choices among partners, staff, and recipients.
“The Connecticut Food Bank is proud to join Partnership for a Healthy America in working to address child obesity. The Connecticut Food Bank is expanding its Mobile Pantry program to include more sites that serve school communities and sites that are co-located with health-focused organizations. In all our Mobile Pantry locations, we are working to increase education about healthy food choices and strategies. Mobile Pantry sites at health-focused organizations and at school community sites will offer wrap-around services to support improved family health outcomes.
"More than 144,000 people each month visit a Connecticut Food Bank partner agency or direct service for food assistance. Our Mobile Pantry addresses food deserts that affect people with limited access to nutritious foods due to factors including poor transportation options and a lack of community-based food assistance programs. Last year, an average of 12,500 people each month received food from a Connecticut Food Bank Mobile Pantry. Whether programs are community-based or are direct service offerings of the Connecticut Food Bank, we strive to supply as nutritious a mix of product as possible, and to supplement that product with guidance and tools that help programs and individuals in need to make the most healthful choices possible.”