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MealConnect Flowchart

Reduce food waste in your community.

Interested volunteers can sign up for regularly scheduled online training sessions. Contact Jane Pasini, Retail Donations Coordinator, at to learn more and sign up for our next training!

MealConnect is a food rescue platform from Feeding America that helps food banks like Foodshare connect surplus food to our partner programs: the food pantries and meal programs that serve our community. As a volunteer, you'll receive a text message alert that donated food is available at your local grocery store. If you're available to rescue the food (typically Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM), you'll use your own vehicle to pick up and deliver it to a nearby partner program.

Foodshare partners with over 90 local grocery store locations to make sure good, surplus food gets to the plates of people in need. Last year, Foodshare volunteers and partner programs rescued almost 2 million pounds of food. Be a hero, sign up today!

“We have many wonderful grocery stores that help to ensure we have enough food on our shelves to feed the 350-400 families that we serve every week.”

Kathleen Souvigney, Enfield Food Shelf


MealConnect gives donors a convenient, free and safe way to reduce waste and connect surplus meals with food insecure neighbors.

With MealConnect, you have easier pickups, easier tracking and easier receipt recording for any type of donation. Plus, you’ll feel great knowing you’re reducing food waste while providing hunger relief right in your community.

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How You Can Help

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Take action today and donate your time to Foodshare. We offer a variety of opportunities to get involved and give back.

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Financial gifts help more of our neighbors access nutritious food. Your donation can be the difference between hunger and health.

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Join us for events that raise awareness and support for the Foodshare mission, or host an event of your own.

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Raise your voice to help end hunger in Greater Hartford. Together we can build systemic solutions that bring lasting change.

Success Stories

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Florien and Wanda

Florien struggles with dementia but at 95 years old, that does not define who he is.

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Maribel Bermudez

When Maribel Bermudez was laid off after her employer downsized, her husband's salary wasn’t enough to cover all of their expenses, especially with two kids.

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Chris and Alana Woodward

You can tell right away that Chris and Alana are devoted, caring parents, ready to do whatever it takes to make their family work.

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