HAT

Tri-Town Hunger Action Team

(Vernon, Ellington & Tolland)

 

HAT Meetings: (Generally, 2nd Tuesday each month)
At Bev’s Corner – Union Church North Annex

3 Elm Street
Rockville, CT 06066


 What is a Hunger Action Team (HAT) all about?

A Hunger Action Team is a group of individuals and organizations, working in collaboration, to end hunger in a designated community. Members include individuals struggling with hunger, local businesses and food donors, town government, nonprofit organizations, the faith community, the school system, and concerned individuals. They begin by asking “Why people are hungry in our community and what can we do to make it better?”
What are the obligations of a team member?
Team members meet on a regular basis, usually monthly, for one to two hours. They discuss issues and obstacles that keep people from getting the help they need. They determine steps to solve these issues and take action steps to work on between meetings. Each member determines how much time they have to contribute aside from meetings and select action steps based on their desire and ability. Team members typically do work outside of meetings from an average of one hour to ten hours per month.

What are some of the things HATS have done so far?

• East Hartford HAT started a school teaching garden at the Goodwin Elementary School.
• East Windsor HAT partnered with Reichle Farm to glean over 11,000 pounds of butternut squash.
• Hartford’s Upper Albany HAT is experimenting with growing produce year-round indoors with Aeroponic tower gardens.
• New Britain HAT trained 18 teens to be food justice advocates in their neighborhoods.

Where are the Hunger Action Teams located?

  • Bloomfield
  • Bristol
  • East Hartford
  • East Windsor
  • Enfield
  • Farmington Valley (Avon, Burlington, Canton, Farmington, Granby and Simsbury)
  • Hartford’s Asylum Hill neighborhood
  • Hartford’s Frog Hollow neighborhood
  • Hartford’s Northeast neighborhood
  • Hartford’s Upper Albany neighborhood
  • Hartford’s West End neighborhood
  • Hebron (includes Andover, Columbia, and Marlborough)
  • New Britain
  • Newington
  • Plainville
  • Tri-Town (Ellington, Tolland and Vernon)
  • West Hartford
  • Wethersfield
  • Windsor

For further information please contact one of our Community Network Builders:

Beatrice Maslowski at bmaslowski@foodshare.org or 860-286-9999 x180 (For Tri-Town HAT)
Jim Palma at jpalma@foodshare.org or 860-286-9999 x124


2017 information is coming soon!

 

 


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SUMMER SCHOOL VACATION SHOULD BE A GOOD THING

For many children who depend on school meal programs, no school could mean no food. Thanks to the Summer Food Service Program, funded by the USDA, there is a place to go for help. During the summer months many Summer Food Service Programs open their doors across the region to ensure low-income children up to age 18 have access to nutritious meals while school is out.

In Vernon, CT, there are 3 locations open in 2016:

Open June 20th through August 12th

Henry Park Lottie Fisk Building ~ 120 South Street
Lunch 11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Open June 20th through August 26th

Talcott Park ~ Elm Street
Lunch 11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Park West Apartments ~ 178 Terrace Drive
Lunch 11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

 


A short video about Cornerstone directly from those who appreciate the help they have received and how they now ‘give-back” to others!
Created with support from the Hunger Action Team and FOODSHARE


Mobile Foodshare is an outdoor food distribution for persons of low income. The food choices vary from week to week but usually include bread and several types of fresh produce. Other items may also be offered depending on availability.
This was filmed at one of our local sites, Tolland Congregational Church.


The HVCC Food Pantry not only provides numerous families with much needed food, but it also provides our volunteers and employees with a great sense of appreciation. Take a minute to watch the video below and see how our volunteers feel about working in our pantry.

 


HAT Meetings: (Generally, 2nd Tuesday each month)
At Bev’s Corner – Union Church North Annex

3 Elm Street
Rockville, CT 06066

Ending Hunger Through Community Involvement

Our Mission: The Hunger Action Team (HAT) brings together local government, schools, faith groups, businesses, nonprofit service providers and concerned residents to eliminate the problem of hunger in our community.   We collaborate to maximize available resources and work to identify any gaps in service. Our goal is to provide workable solutions to ensure that no resident goes hungry.

The Vernon Hunger Action Team (HAT) is now the Tri-Town HAT which includes Vernon, Ellington, and Tolland. We are looking for new members to join our efforts to alleviate hunger in the Tri-Town area. Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month from 4:00-5:00 p.m. at Bev’s Corner located at 3 Elm Street.

For additional information please contact Beatrice Maslowski at Foodshare bmaslowski@foodhsare.org or by calling 860-286-9999 x180.

Beatrice M. Maslowski
Community Network Builder
Foodshare

(860) 286-9999 x180
bmaslowski@foodshare.org

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HVCC Food Pantry

Hockanum Valley Community Council, Inc. (HVCC) provides services to individuals and/or families in a manner which will promote independence while assuring that basic needs are met regardless of ability to pay.HVCC-Food_Pantry

The HVCC Food Pantry is an emergency food source for residents of Vernon, Tolland, and Ellington, South Windsor and Coventry. The food is free to individuals who meet income and residency requirements. Over 1,400 families were served by HVCC during 2013.

Hours are: Call first to confirm!

Monday 3pm – 6pm
Tuesday 9am – 12pm
Wednesday 9am – 12pm and 3pm – 6pm
Thursday 9am – 1pm
Closed Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

29 Naek Road, Suite 5C
Vernon, CT 06066
Administration & Pantry: (860) 872-7727
Fax: (860) 870-6644
Transportation: (860) 870-7940
www.hvcchelps.org/basic-needs


Cornerstone Food Cupboard

Hours are:

Tuesdays from 9 am – 12 noon
Saturdays from 12 noon – 2 pm

3 Prospect Street (rear)
Vernon-Rockville, CT 06066
Phone: (860) 871-1823
Fax: (860) 896-5057
www.cornerstone-rockville.org


Cornerstone Soup Kitchen

Over the past 25 years, The Cornerstone Soup Kitchen has served hundreds of thousands of free meals. We have been, and continue to be, a grassroots Soup-Kitchen“safety net” for thousands of adults and children in temporary need of food, as they overcome their challenges and rebuild their lives. Currently, Cornerstone provides 40,000 meals a year to residents in Vernon, Ellington, and Tolland.

Soup Kitchen hours are:

LUNCH: Monday through Sunday (7 days a week) at 11:30 am
DINNER: Monday through Friday (5 days a week) at 5:00 pm

15 Prospect Street
Vernon-Rockville, CT 06066
Phone: (860) 871-1823
Fax: (860) 896-5057
www.cornerstone-rockville.org


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Mobile Foodshare is an outdoor food distribution for persons of low income. The food choices vary from week to week but usually include bread and several types of fresh produce. Other items may also be offered depending on availability. Foodshare delivers to Vernon every other week on Thursday. Please visit www.foodshare.org or call (860) 286-9999 and request the Mobile Foodshare automated line for current schedule and locations.

Phone: (860) 286-9999
Fax: (860) 286-7860
www.foodshare.org

For more information for the Rockville site, contact Cornerstone, (860) 871-1823


Cornerstone Soup Kitchen @ 15 Prospect Street
Monday – Friday for lunch at 11:30 and for dinner at 5:00 pm
Saturday – lunch at 11:30 am
Sunday – brunch at 11:30 am

Cornerstone Food Cupboard @ 3 Prospect Street
Tuesday 9:00 AM – Noon
Saturday Noon – 2:00 PM

Cornerstone/VCN Weekend Back Pack Program
(see Laura Corliss for details)

Mobile Foodshare in Vernon-Rockville, Ellington & Tolland

Cornerstone
25 St. Bernard’s Terrace Rockville, CT
Every other Thursday from 10:15 – 10:45

Park West Apartments
178 Terrace Drive, Rockville, CT
Every other Thursday from 11:15 – 11:45

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United Congregational Church of Tolland
45 Tolland Green, Tolland, CT
Every other Thursday from 9:00 – 9:30

Ellington LDS Church
2 Maple Street, Ellington, CT
Every other Thursday from 10:00 – 10:30