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Solid Waste in New England

Reuse in New England: Donation Programs - Food
July 2010

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The following is a listing of some of the larger organizations that accept food donations. Many additional opportunities exist for donating unwanted food to local area shelters and food pantries.

If you have questions or suggestions for additions/corrections to this list, contact:

Christine Beling (beling.christine@epa.gov)
EPA New England (SPP)
5 Post Office Square, Suite 100
Mail Code: OES04-1
Boston, MA 02109-3912
Phone: 617-918-1792

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Regional/New England

Feeding America
Address: 116 S. Michigan Ave., Suite 4, Chicago, IL 60603
Description: As a domestic hunger-relief charity, the Feeding America network members supply food to more than 37 million Americans each year, including 14 million children and 3 million seniors.


Connecticut Food Bank
Address: 150 Bradley Street, East Haven, CT 06512
Contact: Carolyn Russell (crussell@ctfoodbank.org)
Description: Connecticut Food is a private, nonprofit organization that provides food to 650 food- assistance programs such as soup kitchens, shelters, food pantries, and adult and child day care centers in Connecticut. CFB is the largest centralized source of donated, emergency food in Connecticut. The main warehouse is located in East Haven, with branch warehouses in Waterbury and Fairfield, and distribution sites in New London and Stamford.

Foodshares Inc.
Email: Foodshare@SecondHarvest.org
Description: Foodshare brings together individuals and organizations to create effective solutions to end hunger in all 42 towns of Hartford and Tolland counties.


Good Shepherd Food Bank
Address: 3121 Hotel Road/ PO Box 1807, Auburn, ME 04211
Phone: 207-782-3554
Email: cstevens@gsfb.org
Description: Each day Good Shepherd Food Bank collects and distributes food to more than 500 food pantries, soup kitchens and community programs throughout Maine.


Fair Foods
Address: 95 Freeport St, Dorchester, MA 02122
Phone: 617-288-6185
Email: info@fairfoods.org
Description: Fair Foods accepts food donations and building materials which are redistributed to low income communities in eastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire.

Greater Boston Food Bank
Address: 99 Atkinson St., Boston, MA 02118
Phone: 617-427-5200
Email: info@gbfb.org
Description: The GBFC accepts food donations. Call the above number for collection information.

New Hampshire

New Hampshire Food Bank
Address: 62 West Brook Street, Manchester, NH 03101
Phone: 603-669-9725
Description: New Hampshire Food Bank is a program of New Hampshire Catholic Charities, and serves as the only food bank in the state. Each year the Food Bank distributes over 4 million pounds of donated, surplus food to nearly 350 food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, day care centers, senior citizen homes and substance abuse treatment centers.

Rhode Island

Rhode Island Food Bank
Address: 200 Niantic Avenue, Providence, RI 02907
Phone: (401) 942-MEAL
Email: donations@rifoodbank.org
Description: The Rhode Island Community Food Bank is a registered 501c(3) non-profit organization. Currently, the Food Bank serves 51,000 Rhode Islanders each month and has an annual distribution of approximately nine million pounds.


Vermont Food Bank
Address: PO Box 254 33 Parker Road South Barre, VT 05671
Email: dobrien@secondharvest.org
Description: The Vermont Foodbank, Vermont's only food bank, serves 270 sites that assist 66,000 Vermonters each year. In 2006, the Vermont Foodbank distributed nearly 6.5 million pounds of food to its Network Partners.

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