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New fridges for food pantries

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Matt Greenberg, CEO of Schoke Jewish Family Service, and Nicole Granskog, Community Impact Coordinator of UWWC, and the new refrigerator that will offer more fresh food to clients of Schoke Jewish Family Service.

The United Way of Western Connecticut has awarded the Stamford Food Collaborative (SFC) $10,000 worth of new refrigerators/freezers. Fairgate Farm, St. Joseph’s Parenting Center, Schilo Church Food Pantry, Schoke Jewish Family Service and Wilson Memorial Food Pantry each received new commercial refrigerators/freezers for the purpose of storing fresh food for clients. 

The SFC is a group of Stamford’s food pantries, soup kitchens and nonprofit organizations whose mission is to improve access to food, quality of food and sustainability of food for residents in Stamford. 

“We are so pleased to help our local food programs provide higher quantities of fresh food since this Stamford Food Collaborative started last year,” said Kimberly Morgan, CEO of UWWC.  “These food programs will now have the necessary refrigeration to accept more food donations and better serve their clients.”

The SFC is composed of 17 members and is working on discovering more ways to improve food access for Stamford residents in need. For more information or to donate, visit uwwesternct.org or call 203-348-7711.

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