In Connecticut, one in seven households can’t always afford the food they need.
Join us for a community service project addressing hunger in the state of Connecticut. This event will begin with a volunteer project – sorting food at the Connecticut Food Bank’s East Haven warehouse – and will be followed by participation in the Connecticut Food Bank’s Hunger 101 interactive group learning experience.
Hunger 101 gives people a taste of what food insecurity—or hunger—really is. Participants walk in someone else’s shoes and see firsthand what it’s like to struggle with poverty and food insecurity in Connecticut. Hunger 101 captures the daily stress of hunger as you learn how to feed a family for a day with no or limited resources.
This event is open to members of the YaleWomen Connecticut community and family members ages 12 and older. Space is limited to 30 people. RSVP no later than Tuesday, March 2nd to Amy L. Klein ’93 and’98 JD at [email protected].
Please plan to attend both parts of the event. If you register and your plans change and you are no longer able to join us, please let Amy know so we can open your slot(s) to alumna on the wait list.
The following materials may be of interest in advance of the event:
- Connecticut Food Bank website: http://www.ctfoodbank.org/about-hunger
- State-by-state hunger study: http://www.feedingamerica.org/hunger-in-america/our-research/the-hunger-study/?_ga=1.8931893.1463543840.1408478406
- Mark Bittman New York Times op-ed Let’s Address the State of Food: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/20/opinion/lets-address-the-state-of-food.html?mabReward=R1&action=click&pgtype=Homepage®ion=CColumn&module=Recommendation&src=rechp&WT.nav=RecEngine
Looking forward to seeing you!
150 Bradley St
East Haven, CT 06512
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