The mission of FISH is to eliminate hunger in the Greater New Haven Area. We would love to put ourselves out of business. Because we deliver groceries, we are able to reach clients who are disabled, elderly or caring for small children and who find it difficult or impossible to reach other food pantries. We offer bags of groceries containing a week’s worth of meals to anyone who calls on a monthly basis, no questions asked. In 2010, we delivered 4,350 bags providing 91,350 meals. Thanks to the dedication of our staff and volunteers, in 2011, we were able to improve those numbers to 5,474 bags providing 112,464 meals, nearly a 26% increase over the prior year. During the first quarter of 2012, we delivered 1,623 bags, on target for a projected year-end total in 2012 of 136,332 meals. We have also been able to improve the nutritional quality of the contents of our bags, offering our clients fresh produce and meat.
Our greatest challenge is the continuous need to obtain enough food to fill our bags. In order to satisfy all requests for food, we are forced to supplement directly donated food with food acquired from the Connecticut Food Bank or purchased from grocery stores. As the demand for our services continues to increase, we expect the need for funds to be an ongoing challenge. We have never turned our clients away empty handed, and hopefully, we never will.
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