In Connecticut, one in seven households can’t always afford the food they need. Join us for a repeat of our popular 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 Wallingford warehouse – and will be followed by participation in the Connecticut Food Bank’s Hunger 101 interactive group learning experience. Founded in 1982, the Connecticut Food Bank partners with food retailers, growers, donors and volunteers to source food and distribute it in Fairfield, Litchfield, Middlesex, New Haven, New London and Windham Counties through a network of community-based programs, including food pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters, residential programs and day programs that serve adults and children. 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 limited resources.
Date: Saturday, November 11, 2017
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: Connecticut Food Bank, 2 Research Parkway, Wallingford, CT 06492
This event is open to members of the YaleWomen Connecticut community and family members ages 13 and older. Space is limited. RSVP by Friday, October 27 to Amy L. Klein ’93 BA, ’98 JD at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please plan to attend both parts of the event. Please wear closed toe shoes and bring or wear a sweater in case you are working in or close to a refrigerated space. 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.