Lend your voice
to our reporting
We’ve built a recording studio for residents to share news tips, stories and personal experiences.
The Hamden Story Booth can be found at the Miller Memorial Library at 2901 Dixwell Ave. The booth is located inside and to the left when you enter through the main doors.
Currently we are asking residents if they are surprised about the prevalence of food insecurity in Hamden. Here are some of your responses:
“We are not completely food insecure right now but I am just trying to make sure that I have the means already set in place to make sure that I can feed her.”
“She had three daughters that I was very close to, and she actually kept the cabinets in her kitchen locked, so the kids could not get a snack if they wanted to, which kind of amazed me that that would be how people lived.”
“Often times Hamden residents, and I can speak from experience, find themselves in a situation where they might have either too much of an income for assistance but there not quite within guidelines to receive assistance such as food stamps.”
“I would like to help people in any way shape or form, but I do not know how to do that right now.”
“It doesn’t surprise me that one in six children and one in eight adults in Hamden have limited access to food.”
“To me that it is very scary to have limited access to food.”