State Senator Len Fasano (R-34), joined fellow legislators and local leaders at the Connecticut Food Bank’s ceremonial groundbreaking in Wallingford. On Friday, the Connecticut Food Bank celebrated the start of construction on their new facility on the corner of Research Parkway and Route 68. Connecticut Food Bank has outgrown its East Haven headquarters and has had to turn food away due to lack of space. This new $15.7 million project will establish an 82,000-square-foot building, providing the space needed to support the organization as it continues to grow.
About Connecticut Food Bank
Connecticut Food Bank provides food and other resources to nearly 700 community-based programs such as soup kitchens, shelters, food pantries, and adult and child day care centers in six of Connecticut’s eight counties: Fairfield, Litchfield, Middlesex, New Haven, New London and Windham. Connecticut Food Bank served more than 300,000 men, women and children in Connecticut in 2013. Founded in 1982, the Food Bank is the largest centralized source of charitable food in Connecticut.