FRAMING THE FUTURE
Thirty years of food banking has made Foodshare a leader in anti-hunger work here in Greater Hartford. With leadership comes responsibility – to our community partners and people who depend on our efforts to help them through their personal crisis.
In the early days we all thought this work would be temporary – a stop-gap until we found a solution. Thirty years later we are providing almost two-hundred times as much food to ten times as many organizations, with no end in sight. If we are to build a hunger-free community, we must turn our attention to solutions that will decrease the need, and set a foundation to help families become independent.
Foodshare’s mission is to engage the greater Hartford community for the purpose of distributing food and increasing self-sufficiency. By working closely with other local partners – individuals, businesses, schools, faith groups and government agencies – Foodshare seeks to increase awareness of hunger within our communities. It is important to understand why hunger exists and how we can help bring about change. Learn more about Foodshare’s role in ending hunger.