Save the date for Taste of the Nation New Haven 2014 on November 9!
More details to be announced soon...
Funds raised through Taste of the Nation New Haven support No Kid Hungry®, Share Our Strength’s national campaign to end childhood hunger in America and these local beneficiaries:
|Christian Community Action|
Christian Community Action (CCA) is a not-for-profit ecumenical social service organization that expresses faithful witness through providing emergency food, housing and support to those who are poor in New Haven, encouraging their efforts to attain self-sufficiency and working to change systems that perpetuate poverty and injustice.
CCA seeks to encourage these families and individuals in their efforts to attain economic self sufficiency and financial independence and to work with them to change systems that perpetuate unemployment / underemployment, homelessness, hunger, poverty and injustice and to promote community building and social change. (www.ccahelping.org)
|Connecticut Food Bank|
Connecticut Food Bank, a private and nonprofit organization which was founded in 1982, works to alleviate hunger by supplying food and resources to 650 food-assistance programs in six of Connecticut's eight counties: Fairfield, Litchfield, Middlesex, New Haven, New London, and Windham. Connecticut Food Bank distributes food to programs, such as soup kitchens, shelters, food pantries, and adult and child day care centers.
Connecticut Food Bank works with corporations, community organizations, and individuals to solicit, transport, warehouse and distribute donated food. By soliciting the food industry for products that will not sell -- items that are wholesome but might have some cosmetic flaw -- Connecticut Food Bank reduces waste and feeds people. (www.ctfoodbank.org)
|End Hunger Connecticut!|
End Hunger Connecticut! is a statewide anti-hunger and food security organization. By focusing on advocacy, outreach, education and research, EHC! serves as a comprehensive anti-hunger resource for policymakers, community organizations, and low-income families. The work of EHC! is vital to the visibility and coordination of various federal food assistance programs that are meant to lower the prevalence of food insecurity and hunger. The goal of EHC! is to improve the levels of food security and nutrition among Connecticut families while creating and supporting policies that move families toward self-sufficiency. (www.EndHungerCT.org)
|Connecticut No Kid Hungry Campaign|
Share Our Strength and End Hunger Connecticut! have partnered to end childhood hunger in Connecticut.
At the core of the Connecticut No Kid Hungry Campaign are three goals:
In addition to the specific program objective, the campaign's comprehensive five-year plan to end childhood hunger in Connecticut will also improve participation in other key programs, including the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women Infants and Children (WIC), School Breakfast Programs, and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP or food stamps). (nokidhungry.org/connecticut.html)
The recently released statistics on hunger in Connecticut bring to light the increasing importance of our mission to End Childhood Hunger in America. Show us your strength by purchasing a ticket or making a donation today, and together we'll show America's children our strong, unwavering commitment to end childhood hunger.
Hunger in our State Capital (Hartford)
18.1% of households with children have experienced food hardship between 2008-2009. -- FRAC (Food Research and Action Center), January 2010
Hunger in Connecticut
On average 105,806 (13%) children under 18 years of age are food insecure. -- Feeding America Report, May 2009
Hunger in New Haven:
24.2% of people live below the poverty line. (The national average household income of a family living below the poverty line is less than $21,834 per year.) -- U.S. Census Bureau, ACS, 2007
If your restaurant would like to take part in the Taste of the Nation, New Haven event, contact us.