Legislators, Advocates Demand More Support For Food Pantries, Call For Changes To Fiscal Guardrails

CT Foodshare President and CEO Jason Jakubowski shares new numbers from a report by Feeding America outlining the severity of the food insecurity situation in Connecticut. Photo credit: Hudson Kamphausen, CTNewsJunkie

CT Foodshare President and CEO Jason Jakubowski, who is a West Hartford resident, said that almost all of the funding for his organization comes from individual and company donations, with federal funding making up about 3%.

By Hudson Kamphausen, CTNewsJunkie.com 

A new report on food insecurity in Connecticut reopened debate Wednesday about the state’s fiscal guardrails, and how much longer they should exist in their current form.

Legislators and advocates spoke at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford about the increase in food insecurity, which according to a report from from Feeding America now includes one out of every eight residents of the state.

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