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
President and Chief Executive Officer
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer
Board of Directors
Thomas M. Buckingham, Chair
Elizabeth Henry, Chair-elect
Pete Sannizzaro, Treasurer
Patti Walsh, Assistant Treasurer
David Urbanik, Secretary
Halloran & Sage, LLP
Pastor Aloysius W. Royal, Assistant Secretary
Life Church - Granby, CT
Mark R. La Fontaine, Immediate Past Chair
Andros, Floyd & Miller P.C.
Jason Jakubowski, Ex Officio
President & CEO
Mayor Shari G. Cantor
Town of West Hartford
Highland Park Market
Joseph R. Gianni
Bank of America
Dr. G. Duncan Harris
Capital Community College
McCarter & English
Katherine J. Hunlock
Andrea Obston Marketing Communications
Ald. Emmanuel Sanchez
City of New Britain
Rabbi David J. Small
The Emanuel Synagogue
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England
Cultura Mosaica / The Latino Way (Hartford)
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