One in eight Hamden adults and one in six children do not get enough food to eat, according to the United Way.
We are reporting on the challenge of getting enough food to eat in Hamden and the solutions that local leaders hope will resolve this problem. We are students in Quinnipiac University’s School of Communications working with the New Haven Independent and The Listening Post Collective.
Voices of the M.L. Keefe Community Center
The center offers a food pantry, community dinners and support for families. Three Keefe Center clients shared what the center means to them and how they arrived at its steps.
Finding support at a mobile food pantry
For the last year the Connecticut Food Bank, the United Way of Greater New Haven and Christ the Bread of Life Parish have worked together host a monthly mobile food pantry in Hamden.
Many who need food services don’t know where to get them
Among Hamden residents who worry that their food will run out, only 40% know where to find food support services, according to the United Way. To address this public information need, we created this map and keep it updated to show food bank and pantry locations, including dates, times and requirements.
Food banks + pantries + summer meals for kids run almost daily
Hamden churches, food banks and mobile pantries support hundreds of people in the community each week, nearly every day of the week. We are updating this calendar each month with food service locations, including dates, times and requirements.