Community Foundation Releases Starved for Attention: Food Insecurity in Northwest CT

The Community Foundation has released Starved for Attention: Food Insecurity in Northwest CT. 

Imagine:  It is the 20th of the month. The electric bill is past due, your child needs an asthma inhaler and the pantry is bare. Food stamps will cover a few more meals; then, a choice must be made: will it be medicine, the electric bill, or food?

For some of us the above scenario is difficult to imagine, but for many in the Northwest Corner, these types of choices are common.

The Community Foundation of Northwest CT has released an in-depth report on the topic, Starved for Attention: Food Insecurity in Northwest Connecticut. The report highlights key hunger statistics and food security challenges in our Northwest Corner and serves as a guide for funders and the general public to support the fragile network of organizations that work to address those challenges.

Starved for Attention: Food Insecurity in Northwest CT (pdf)

The report was made possible by a generous contribution by The Draper Foundation Fund, a fund of The Community Foundation of Northwest Connecticut. The Fund’s philanthropy supports area food banks, food pantries, soup kitchens, our local homeless shelter and many of the charitable organizations serving our area’s most vulnerable citizens

Contact your Community Foundation staff at: (860) 626-1245 to discuss your charitable giving options and goals.