Food Rescue US Awarded $10,000 Emergency Grant from New Canaan Community Foundation

The New Canaan Community Foundation announced a first round of grants awarded through their COVID-19 Response Fund and Food Rescue US was awarded a $10,000 grant to help us coordinated rescued food, purchase meals from New Canaan restaurant, and deliver meals to local nonprofit organizations serving people in need. Grants this week invest a total of $65,000 and are focused on emergency and timely needs for medical and personal protective equipment, and food assistance for our residents and neighbors.

New Canaan Community Foundation’s COVID-19 Response Fund was announced on March 18th, and mobilizes private resources to: support the emergency financial needs of New Canaan families and workers; help nonprofit organizations adapt to changing client needs, as well as shifts in operations; and support critical services in lower Fairfield County.

More than $200,000 has been raised to-date for New Canaan Community Foundation’s COVID-19 Response Fund. “We are so pleased with the outpouring of support, for our community to give to those most closely impacted by this crisis” shared Lauren Patterson, President & CEO of the New Canaan Community Foundation. “We know that needs will be on-going, and it is critical to begin moving resources quickly to our trusted community nonprofit partners. As dollars come in, we will keep deploying them as quickly and nimbly as possible to respond in this unprecedented time.”

The New Canaan Community Foundation, founded in 1977, serves as New Canaan’s local partner for advice, leadership, and facilitation of charitable giving. Their vision strives for a New Canaan that comes together to address both individual and local challenges, enriching the lives of all community members. To-date, the New Canaan Community Foundation has invested more than $15 million in nonprofit organizations, working with individuals and businesses to achieve their philanthropic goals through donor-advised funds and other partnerships. Learn more at