Week of Action 2022

This year we are calling on volunteers like you to help us promote a more robust food system throughout Greater New Haven. During Week of Action, we will be working with partners across the region to host a community dinner, expand access to community garden resources, collect healthy multicultural snacks, and more!

Grab a friend, family member, or co-worker and sign up for one of our events! 


Tuesday, June 21st – Donate healthy snacks for local food pantry clients [New Haven]

  • Looking to get involved virtually? You can participate in Week of Action by creating healthy snack kits for food pantry clients. Sign up to view the list of items and start collecting!

    Drop off will be held at United Way's office on Tuesday (6/21) from 12PM - 1:30PM.

Wednesday, June 22nd – Paint a communal dining room [Branford]

  • Roll up your sleeves and come out to paint Community Dining Room's facilities in Branford!

Thursday, June 23rd – Beautify a food bank [Guilford]

  • Support a community hub at the Guilford Food Bank! Sign up to clean and beautify their outdoor space as they get set to reopen their renovated facilities. 

Friday, June 24th – Serve free homemade meals at a communal dinner [Hamden]

  • Help Dinner for a Dollar mark their 11th Anniversary by volunteering to put on a community dinner for local hungry clients. Volunteers will help set up, serve meals, and clean up once the event is over.

Saturday, June 25th – Get your hands dirty at a local community garden [New Haven]

  • Get your hands dirty and help by maintaining a community garden!

Saturday, June 25th – Canvass New Haven and spread the word around free and nutritious summer meals for students [New Haven]

  • In partnership with the Coordinated Food Access Network (CFAN), End Hunger CT, Hamden Public Schools, New Haven Public Schools, and Witnesses to Hunger, United Way will be hosting a Summer Meals Blitz to spread the word around free meals available for students. Volunteers will join us for a morning rally before canvassing different neighborhoods!

Make a Donation

  • Donate to help build a more robust food system.

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