The Connecticut Bar Association (CBA) has pledged to donate $16,000 to Project Feed Connecticut to help feed hungry Connecticut residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Connecticut Food Bank and Foodshare, the beneficiaries of Project Feed Connecticut, will each receive $8,000 as a result of the CBA’s donation.
"In these unprecedented times, the Connecticut Bar Association wants the residents of Connecticut to know we are here to help any way we can. We hope this donation helps to feed families across the state, and reminds everyone that we will get through this together," CBA President Ndidi N. Moses stated.
Food banks across the state have seen an increase in demand and are doing everything they can to the meet the need. One of the most important issues faced by the Connecticut community is ensuring that everyone has enough food to eat during this national and local emergency.
“The impact of this pandemic is extensive and food insecurity can affect anyone. As an organization, we are committed to helping our Connecticut community,” said CBA Executive Director Keith J. Soressi.
Project Feed Connecticut is an initiative of more than a dozen Connecticut professional associations to collect donations throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to benefit Connecticut Food Bank and Foodshare. Both organizations will receive equal donations throughout the initiative. Project Feed Connecticut was organized by the Connecticut Bar Association’s 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic Task Force Public at Large Subcommittee in response to the clear needs of our communities struggling due to COVID-19. To learn more about Project Feed Connecticut and donate, visit ctbar.org/projectfeedCT.
FoodShare and Connecticut Food Bank work with almost 900 partner programs to feed the hungry throughout Connecticut. The Connecticut Food Bank serves Fairfield, Litchfield, Middlesex, New Haven, New London, and Windham counties and Foodshare serves Hartford and Tolland counties.