Lawyers vs. Hunger

As COVID-19 continues to ravage our state, more than 400,000 people of all ages struggle with hunger in Connecticut, even though it is one of the wealthiest states in the nation. Therefore the Women's Caucus has decided to pick up where CTLA's Help for the Hungry initiative left off.

The Women's Caucus believes that as members of the Connecticut legal community we have a duty to help those in need when we can, especially this time of year. Throughout the months of November and December, we hope that you and your firm will join the Women's Caucus, Connecticut Food Bank, and Foodshare to make Lawyers vs. Hunger a success.

Prior to the pandemic, retail and wholesale suppliers donated the majority of the food distributed by Connecticut Food Bank. But now the foodbank must purchase food to fill the gap and at substantially increased prices. According to Foodshare, 1 in 9 people in Hartford and Tolland counties lack consistent access to enough food and are confronted with the difficult decisions of paying for rent or heat or medicine, instead of buying food. Sadly, the holidays present a particularly challenging time for many. Together we can try to make sure that no one in our state needs to go hungry.

Thank you for participation and support,
Mary-Kate Smith
Women's Caucus Chair

Lawyers vs. Hunger

Volunteer

The Women's Caucus plans to organize group volunteer opportunities at Connecticut Food Bank or Foodshare.

They will take place next Spring and information will be shared as it becomes available.