FoodResourceGuide-Cover2The Valley Hunger Study is being published by Valley United Way with the cooperation of the Valley Council Food Security Task Force and funding from the Prudential Foundation, which is part of Prudential Financial’s Corporate Social Responsibility, in an effort to present the community with a clearer picture of hunger and access to food in the Valley. Working with the Community Results Center at United Way of Connecticut, United Way and the Task Force the groups researched the extent of hunger in the Valley and the resources currently being directed to alleviate hunger. The full study is available here. Included in the study is a comprehensive guide to food resources in the Valley designed to provide those in need with a quick and easy guide to the resources that are available. Click here to access the Resource Guide.

For an easy read of the full report, click here.

Jack Walsh, President and C.O.O. at Valley United Way said, “United Way has a long history of working on hunger in the Valley, but thanks to the generosity of the a grant from The Prudential Foundation this is the first time that we have been able to work with all of the providers to fully identify the needs and resources. The provider agencies have always done an outstanding job in serving the needy in the Valley, but their continued collaborative work will only enhance the system.”

“We are proud to support Valley United Way’s hunger study and look forward to continued partnership to strengthen the system and combat food insecurity in the Valley,” said Lata Reddy, vice president of corporate social responsibility and president of The Prudential Foundation.

“Prudential Annuities has a long-standing commitment to giving back to our local community,” said Benjamin Robinson, chief administration officer for Prudential Annuities. “We look forward to continuing our support of Valley United Way through the generous efforts of our employees.”

This study and report were made possible through the collaborative efforts led by the Valley Council Food Security Task Force, and the organizations that its members represent including the TEAM, Inc., Seymour Oxford Food Bank, St. Vincent De Paul, Christ Episcopal Church, The Salvation Army, Spooner House, The Umbrella, Parent Child Resource Center, Ansonia Public Schools, Derby Public Schools, Oxford Public Schools, Seymour PublicSchools, and Shelton Public Schools. The Task Force is co-chaired by David Morgan of TEAM, Inc. and Patricia Tarasovic of United Way.

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