The Danbury Food Collaborative brings together more than two dozen member organizations focused on food security.
Launched in 2013, the Danbury Food Collaborative brings together more than two dozen member organizations focused on food security, including pantries, congregate meal providers, nonprofits, public agencies, funders, and faith-based organizations.
Through collaboration, members increase their capacities to better serve their clients, offer more fresh, healthy food, and address the needs of the City’s food-insecure residents. United Way serves as the backbone organization for the Danbury Food Collaborative.
HOW THE PROGRAM WORKS
The Danbury Food Collaborative works together to improve access to food, quality of food, and sustainability of food for all members of the greater Danbury community. Members meet on a regular basis to address food insecurity with a focus on food rescue and delivery, client needs and trends, and other shared concerns.
$60,000 in grants awarded during the COVID-19 pandemic to help meet new demand for food and services in Danbury, Stamford, and Southern Litchfield County.
Distributed 104 tons of fresh produce to Greater Danbury community members and engaged 100+ new volunteers in 2021.
$18,000 in mini-grants awarded in 2022 to assist food pantries and other food providers in improving food access for older adults (60+) in Danbury in 2022.
To find a provider near you, check out our food resources map!
Association of Religious Communities (pantry, Danbury)
Bethel Community Food Pantry (pantry, Bethel)
Brookfield Social Services (pantry, Brookfield)
Camella’s Cupboard (pantry & delivered groceries, New Milford)
Catholic Charities – Morning Glory Breakfast Program (congregate meals, Danbury)
Community Action Agency of Western CT (pantry, Danbury)
Connecticut Food Bank/Foodshare (CT-wide food bank, mass & drive-thru distribution)
Daily Bread Food Pantry (pantry, Danbury)
Danbury Farmers’ Market (farmers’ market, Danbury)
Danbury Senior Center (meals & groceries for older adults, Danbury)
End Hunger Connecticut! (SNAP, school meals & farmers’ markets, CT-wide)
Food Rescue US (grocery & meal donation)
Interfaith AIDS Ministry of Greater Danbury (pantry, Danbury)
Jericho Partnership (pantry, Danbury)
Purple Heart Ministries (pantry, Danbury)
The Salvation Army (pantry, Danbury)
UConn Extension (nutrition education, Fairfield County)
Victory Chrisitan Center (pantry, Danbury)
Walnut Hill Community Church (pantry, Bethel)
Advisory members include, CT Foodshare, Dorothy Day Hospitality House, End Hunger CT!, Meera and Ashok Vasudevan Foundation, New Hope Baptist Church, Nuvance Health, Peter and Carmen Lucia Buck Foundation, Danbury Works and Brookfield Farmers’ Market.