The Danbury Food Collaborative was launched in 2013 by the United Way of Western CT to assure every member of the community has access to quality food. The Collaborative brings more than 20 food pantries and congregate meal providers together to address the needs of the City’s food insecure residents.
The Collaborative works together to address opportunities for food rescue and delivery, client needs and trends, and other shared concerns. Since its launch, the Danbury Food Collaborative has received $25,000 in grants to increase refrigeration and freezer space in local pantries, so that more fresh vegetables, fruits, meats, and fish can be offered to clients, and rescued $1 million in fresh food. By working together, members have increased their capacities to better serve their clients and are able to offer more fresh, healthy food.
The Danbury Food Collaborative has also created “A Guide to Accessing Food in Danbury”, available in multiple languages: English, Espanol, Português. The guide includes a comprehensive list of information on local Food Pantries, Congregate Meals, Delivered Meals, and state and federal programs such as SNAP, WIC, and the Danbury Free Summer Meals Program.
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For more information about the Danbury Food Collaborative, contact Cara Mitchell at 203-883-0879 or firstname.lastname@example.org.