May 19, 2022. Real Food Share, Inc. announced that it has changed its name to Real Food CT. The name change reflects the organization’s focus on hunger-relief and local food advocacy in the state of Connecticut.
Real Food CT is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in 2019. With a growing group of dedicated volunteers, they established two Giving Gardens in Newtown, CT and partnered with local farmers to donate over 10,000 pounds of fresh produce to local food pantries, and others in need, in their first two years. In 2021, they grew, collected, and donated a combined 30,000 pounds of locally grown food.
“In 2022, we’re launching two exciting new programs that will strengthen the local food economy in Connecticut, while insuring that the most nutrient-dense and delicious fruits and vegetables possible are getting to our neighbors in need,” said founder, Sean Fitzpatrick. Real Food CT has established the “Real Food Fund” which will be used to pay local farmers for A-level produce destined for local food pantries. Also in development is their Small Farm Model, a replicable and sustainable farm model that can be set up on lots of less than two acres with minimal startup and operational costs. These farms will be used to train new farmers and prepare them for farm ownership.
For more information about Real Food CT, or to donate, visit https://realfoodct.org.