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Enabling Operational Health through Capacity Building Support

Strengthen Organizations
Capacity Building
Organization: North Canaan Congregational Church, Fishes and Loaves Pantry
Grant: $2,500
Grant Year: 2023
County: Litchfield
State: CT

Funding will enable Fishes & Loaves to obtain non-profit status as a 501(c)3 organization, allowing financial independence and setting a foundation for ongoing work. Fishes & Loaves also intends to funds will also be used to improve the initiative’s marketing and communication tools.

With a mission to feed those in need within Falls Village, Norfolk, and North Canaan, Fishes & Loaves Food Pantry (sponsored by North Canaan Congregational church) works to increase food access in response to rising poverty levels. Serving roughly 57% adults, 26% children, and 17% seniors, the organization eases financial burden through food storage and distribution.