Mayor David Martin issued the following statement in response to concerns about food insecurity in Stamford:
“Even before COVID-19, about 11 percent of U.S. households were considered food insecure, meaning they didn’t have consistent access to sufficient food. COVID-19 will likely dramatically increase this proportion, for many reasons including; lost income and food price rises resulting from stockpiling and supply chain interruptions.
The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County needs your help NOW! As the economic impact on families and children grow — so does their need for your help. We are already beginning to see how devastating the COVID-19 public health crisis is becoming. We cannot afford to wait. We need for you to act now. Please make a donation of food or make a contribution. You can’t imagine how much this will make a difference.
To help those in need please bring your donations to make checks payable to:
The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County
461 Glenbrook Road
Stamford, CT 06906
I am glad to lead the way on helping the families and children in our community by making a donation of $250, please join me.”