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Walk Against Hunger

35th Annual Foodshare Walk Against Hunger

Fern Street Food Ministry

The Fern Street Food Ministry Team is ready to "Knock Hunger Out of the Park!" 

This year not only are we are fielding a team to support Foodshare in its fight against hunger, but we are also a benefiting agency.  That means that we receive at least half of all donations designated to benefit theFern Street Food Ministry.  

We need your support to continue our work and grow!

The Fern Street Food Ministry, a community outreach program of the Universalist Church of West Hartford, has been working to feed the food insecure for over five years.  Our partnership with Foodshare allows us to reach over 300 food insecure neighbors every week!  

    • We serve hot, healthy meals in our welcoming dining room;
    • We pack and deliver weekend food backpacks for at-risk students in West Hartford schools;
    • We distribute fresh produce and meats from the Foodshare mobile pantry and our own Food Pantry;
    • We are the only Foodshare partner that offers such a breadth of services.  

How can you help us continue to serve so many in our community?  It's easy:

  1. Register as a participant by clicking the red "join team" link below next to our team name.  We would love to have you walk alongside us and help bring us one step closer to a hunger-free community.  Be sure to select the Fern Street Food Ministry as your team and your benefiting agency if you want a portion of the funds you raise to specifically support our programs.
  2. Can't join the team but want to support us?  Make a donation today - simply select the walker you would like to support from the list below. 

Every donation helps Foodshare and its partner agencies like the Fern Street Food Ministry reach those in need.  Thank you for your generosity and support.  See you on May 5th!

Questions?  Email our team captain Sara Conner:

Want to learn more about us?  Go to  



Fern Street Food Ministry Raised
Personal Gift Sara Conner $2,565.00
Personal Gift Mary Ann Affleck $620.00
Esam Boraey $0.00
Daniel Bouchard $100.00
Personal Gift Maxine Fischer $1,620.00
Personal Gift Sarah Gallaway $100.00
Personal Gift Susan Giniso $1,900.00
Chris Halla $60.00
Personal Gift Elizabeth Halla-Mattingly $175.00
Personal Gift Joyce Harmon $150.00
Personal Gift Susan Janiak $150.00
Denise Kennedy $60.00
Peter Kennedy $0.00
Personal Gift Deborah Kleinrock $130.00
Aryn Kyer $0.00
Winnie Mattingly $30.00
Personal Gift Lisa Sgamboti $575.00
Personal Gift Maria Sgamboti $100.00
Personal Gift Lisa Smith-Horn $450.00
Personal Gift Joe Wilson $50.00
Katherine Wilson $350.00
Denotes a Team Captain

Volunteers at Mobile Foodshare Truck
Volunteers at Mobile Foodshare Truck

184 percent of goal achieved.



We know that the issue of hunger is big, but thankfully, our community is bigger. Please step up to the plate and help make an impact on hunger in Greater Hartford by donating to the 35th Annual Foodshare Walk Against Hunger. 

Your support will provide immediate relief for families struggling with hunger. It will also support long-term efforts to promote health, stabilize lives and address underlying issues that contribute to hunger. Last year alone, Foodshare was able to provide enough food for nearly 12 million meals to help our friends and neighbors in Greater Hartford. More than 1/3 of that food was fresh produce, giving families healthy options. In supporting the Foodshare Walk Against Hunger, you will allow this important work to continue.

Please join us by making a donation today - simply select the walker you would like to support from the list below. Or walk alongside us and help bring us one step closer to a hunger-free community.

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