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Feeding Fairfield County

Fairfield County Bank - Ridgefield, Connecticut

2020 Community Commitment Awards Submission

  • Entry Category: Community & Economic Development
  • Asset Size: Small

Fairfield County Bank Commits ,000 to Establish the Feeding Fairfield County (FFC) ProgramThe COVID-19 crisis has hit Connecticut communities hard. Recognizing the combination of families struggling to put food on the table, healthcare workers and first responders working through meal times as they risk their lives to help, and local restaurants struggling to stay in business, Fairfield County Bank wanted to do more than just make a donation.In response, the Bank established FFC - a multifaceted program to help address community members' food security challenges while celebrating local heroes and assisting struggling local restaurants. The program includes:

  1. Direct contributions to local food banks: while quickly providing emergency funds to numerous local food banks, the Bank also initiated a Matching Gift Program where Fairfield County Bank matches community member's donations to food banks.
  2. Food purchase program
  3. Gift card program
  4. Redirecting on-going charitable programs to food related causes