The Fairgate Farm Outdoor Food Distribution of 2023 was a heart-warming experience that opened our eyes to the need that is ever so present in our communities. Every Wednesday at 4pm, approximately 50 individuals would line up surrounded by beautiful vegetation, to receive fresh foods and other goods to bring home with them. In addition to the free food that was available, organizations like Building One Community, Ferguson Library, Family Centers, United Way of Coastal and Western Connecticut, and Books 4 Everyone were there to provide other important resources. Click here to see photos!
“The food distribution was an opportunity to really connect with the families and individuals that we serve. Since we are the transportation mode of donations, we don’t always get to experience the look and expression of gratitude from an individual that is receiving food assistance. This experience has opened my heart and my mind, it has taught me that need doesn’t look the same for everyone.” – Alexa Sosa
Through this collaboration, from June to October, we were able to feed an average of 450 individuals and keep 11,350 lbs. out of landfill. Thank you to the collaborating partners, Fairgate Farm, Filling in the Blanks, Iglesia de Dios de la Profecia, and Nosotras. Thank you to our donors, Trader Joe’s, Starbucks, COBS Bread, Kings Food Markets, Balducci’s, and Whole Foods Greenwich. Last, but not least, thank you to all of the volunteers who made it possible!