For the 10th year in a row, Christian Community Action (CCA) will be participating in the nationwide $1-million Alan Shawn Feinstein Foundation Anti-Hunger Challenge.
This means that the Feinstein Foundation will make a financial donation for each food item/cash donation made to the CCA Food Pantry during March and April.
The more donations received from March 1st to April 30th, the bigger the donation from the Feinstein Foundation. These donations can include cash, checks and food items (valued at $1.00 per item or pound) or pledges.
CCA’s food pantry is one of the largest in the region, serving more than 600 people a month, 50 percent of them children. It is available to families with children, senior citizens and people with disabilities in the Hill section of New Haven, and over the years the agency has served more than 40,000 people. Starting in 2001, they have offered a “Client Choice” program.
Food pantry participants are given the opportunity to “shop” for their food items rather than receiving a pre-made bag. CCA maintains membership with the Connecticut Food Bank but relies on others for donations.
First Presbyterian Church has a green wheel barrow parked in the Copeland Room to collect food items for CCA. On the last Sunday of each month, a volunteer packs up the bags and delivers them to the CCA food pantry at Davenport and Asylum Streets.
If you would like to join in this effort, please contact Jane Hindenlang.
March and April are traditionally periods when donations to food pantries are low, which is why the Feinstein Foundation picked these months for their campaign.
Please consider making an extra effort to fill the green wheelbarrow during this time.