Foodshare will lead an informed, coordinated response to hunger in our community.
Act with empathy and respect
Make the best use of every resource
Be open, candid and accountable
Confront the hard questions
Inspire and engage our community in a meaningful way
Maximize access to resources that support food security
Gather, apply and communicate relevant, substantive information
Foodshare is changing what it means to be a food bank.
Providing food for people who are hungry has been at the heart of who we are for 35 years. With food assistance as our cornerstone, we will continue this work for as long as there are people in need.
But hunger is bigger than food. Hunger is one piece of a patchwork of social issues and it needs solutions that deal with all sides of the causes and consequences. This is the work that lies ahead.
Collecting and distributing nearly 12 million meals worth of food each year through a network of partner programs gives us a stark understanding of the everyday realities of food insecurity.
This perspective is critical to creating a complete picture of the issue and establishing a shared foundation on which anti-hunger organizations, policy makers, and the broader community can build effective solutions.
We are under no illusions about the challenge we are embracing.
Hunger is indeed big. We believe the Foodshare community is bigger.
Meet Our Executive Team
Chief Giving Officer
Chief Administrative Officer
Head of Human Resources
Senior Director of External Relations
Senior Director of Network Strategy
Senior Director of Network Resources
Senior Director of Major Gifts
Government Relations Manager
Board of Directors
Elizabeth Henry, Chair
Pastor Alfred D. Watts, Vice Chair
Cornerstone Christian Center
Pete Sannizzaro, Treasurer
Arlene Putterman, Secretary
Jason Jakubowski, Ex Officio
President & CEO
Thomas M. Buckingham
Kristen Cooksey Stowers, PhD
Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at the University of Connecticut
Wiggin and Dana LLP
Highland Park Market
Garafalo Markets LLC
Joseph R. Gianni
Bank of America
Dr. G. Duncan Harris
Capital Community College
Katherine J. Hunlock
New Britain Housing Authority
PKF O’Connor Davies, LLP
Careers & Internships
Foodshare offers the opportunity to do work that matters. Whether you are looking for a job or an internship, you can put your talents and passion to work helping people of all ages and from all walks of life who face the threat of hunger. If you want to spend your days doing something that will give you rewards beyond any price, then you're in the right place.
- Foodshare Staff