Fighting Hunger

Healthy People, Healthy Families

From meeting immediate needs by providing meals to people in crisis, to long-term solutions that improve accessibility to nutritious food, United Way of Greater New Haven supports strategies and programs to ensure someone’s zip code doesn’t determine their health status.


1 in 6

kids in the state of Connecticut are hungry


residents in the state of Connecticut struggle with hunger


of households receiving SNAP benefits have children


A Healthy Community Starts Here

We can all work together to improve the health of individuals and families in our community. Taking care of basic needs as well as investing in long-term strategies will help everyone reach their full potential. From mobile food pantries and community gardens to community awareness campaigns, ending hunger in our community is possible. Together we can help improve individual lives and make our community stronger.


Programs and Strategies

Help in Crisis

The Emergency Food and Shelter Program uses federal funds to offer people in crisis help and prevents future challenges.

Improving Access

Mobile food pantries, pop-up pantries, and home delivery programs meet families where they live to provide easy access to healthy, nutritious food.

Build Awareness

Increasing awareness about the issues by lifting up voices of people struggling with hunger, publishing reports, and meeting with community members.

Community Connections

Community gardens in Hamden allow families without land of their own to grow quality, fresh produce and connect as a community.

Our Impact


meals served in one year


groceries delivered to people who are elderly or immunocompromised


people received food through pop-up pantries last summer


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Women standing by fence

feeding our neighbors

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Serving United


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