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Food for Thought Quarterly!

Updated: Jul 10

Welcome to the second edition of Filling in the Blanks' Food for Thought Quarterly! In this newsletter, we are excited to share some inspiring stories of impact, updates on our programs and partnerships, and upcoming events!

Your support is crucial in helping fight childhood hunger. 

Talk about Impact!

2024 Impact Fairfield County Grant Winner

On May 8, 2024, Impact Fairfield County awarded FITB $100,000 to continue our Fresh Food on the Move Mobile Pantry! This incredible grant will support 7 mobile pantry events allowing us to continue feeding families with high  quality fresh food twice a month in Norwalk and Stamford and grow the collaboration with our community partners. 

Recap of Events

11th Annual Golf Outing - May 14, 2024

Thank you for the 128 golfers who participated in our 11th annual golf outing! This year, we raised a record breaking $445,011! Thank you to all you who participated, volunteered, donated, and attended this year. A special thank you to our Tournament Sponsor, Cellmark.  


Save the date for our 12th Annual Golf Outing on May 13, 2025!

What's New at FITB?

Filling in the Blanks has partnered with Husky Harvest Food Pantry at UCONN Stamford to ensure students have access to needed nutrition. A UCONN student survey found 38% of students faced food insecurity, while about 30% reported skipping meals to save money across each campus. Donate today to support this exciting new partnership and our commitment to providing $30,000 of food this upcoming school year.

Upcoming Events!

Plates with Purpose 

Save the date! Join us on October 5th for the Fifth Annual Plates with Purpose Gala. Enjoy an extraordinary culinary experience crafted by some of the area's finest chefs, including Luke Venner of Elm, Hannah Gorman of Revel with DinnerThyme, Anthony Kostelis of The Whelk, Jared Falco of Bar Rosina's, Peter Mamadjanian of Abigail Kirsch, and Damon Sawyer of 29 Markle. We look forward to sharing this magical evening with you!

Thank you to our Sponsors!

A huge thank you to our Corporate Partners. Your sponsorship has been an incredible benefit to our team and organization and we are so grateful for your kindness. We recognize the following companies for their commitment to feeding hungry children.

We ended the 2024 school year feeding 8,660 children at 223 locations across Fairfield and Westchester Counties. 


As you know, summer can be a struggle for families without the assistance of school meals, which is why we keep working hard to bring food to camps and other summer services. Please consider making a gift to help us continue to feed children in need. 

With Appreciation, 


Shawnee and Tina



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