The Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut

Hunger

Our Fourth Mark of Mission calls us: "To respond to human need by loving service"

"Connecticut is the wealthiest state in the nation; there should be no hunger. Yet, every day some Connecticut residents wonder where their next meal will come from. Without food, a family cannot function, a child cannot learn and an adult cannot work. None will be healthy. Good nutrition, and regular meals,  put a family, a child, a working person on the road to self-sufficiency." - From website of End Hunger Connecticut!

Information and Documents from The Episcopal Church:

http://www.episcopalchurch.org/library/topics/poverty-hunger

How to find Food Pantries and Soup Kitchens in CT:

http://www.211ct.org/default.asp

http://www.ctfoodbank.org/store-locator

Advocacy around Food Policy:

http://advocacy.episcopalchurch.org/domesticpolicy

http://www.endhungerct.org/

 Ministry Networks and Contacts: 

Common Good Gardens "is located behind Grace Church on Main Street, Old Saybrook and is tended by volunteers who grow and deliver the produce to the five Shoreline Soup Kitchen pantries each week. In addition, volunteers pick up day-old vegetables and fruit from six farm stands and also deliver that produce to the pantries."