Milford Food 2 Kids -- COVID-19 Response -- Fall 2020
Uncertainty and need continue to occupy our concerns during the Pandemic.
With the re-opening of our schools, we are grateful for the caring community of Milford which wants to make sure no child goes hungry. We will soon begin our deliveries of food for those students who face food insecurity, paritcularly during their time away from school.
Our pilot packing events are in the works.
We hope to create safe volunteer experiences, reaching as many volunteers as is possible under the current restrictions.
When using the sign up for volunteering, please read the description thoroughly. Some packs will have specific designations for the welfare of our volunteers. If you don't see an event that fits your availability, check back in a few weeks as other packing events are posted.
We worked closely with Milford Public School Food Services and The City of Milford to make sure children and families had food on the table. Thanks to funding from The City of Milford, Food 2 Kids organized volunteers to pack at Law High School and Foran High School.
We packed and distributed about 23,000 pounds of food alongside the tremendous effort of PS Food Services Staff.
During the uncertainty and fear of scarcity in the Spring, we are so grateful for Milford Public School Food Services, who is providing all school children under the age of 18 (who express need) with weekday breakfasts and lunches during the COVID-19 crisis and school closures.
Milford Food 2 Kids is working with MPS Food Services to supplement their offerings by providing support cards for food/household essentials for upwards of 1000 students in town.
Your generosity has allowed us to share $52,000 to help take care of our children and families in Milford.
THANK YOU for your commitment to making sure kids are fed. THANK YOU to our MPS Food Services & Staff.
Milford Food 2 Kids feeds local children who have little or no food resources during the weekend away from School. We are an initiative of the First United Church of Christ, Milford, in collaboration with the Connecticut Food Bank, The Milford Bank, and in partnership with our Schools and a growing number of Milford's caring community.
Milford Food 2 Kids strives to alleviate food insecurity among children and youth in our community. Food security impacts the well-being of children: physical, emotional and social health as well as their ability to learn. Since we are passionate about making sure that children have the resources they need to thrive, we have reached out to meet this local need.
We serve over 160 students from 15 schools.
School system social workers select the students that receive food each week on a degree of need basis. The students are anonymous to us. But we see all of these children and youth as our neighbors! With your help, we are able to purchase food, pack food bags on Thursdays and deliver to the schools on Fridays to be discretely distributed to students.
We should and can and will extend this resource to the kids in Milford for their sakes and for the good of a strong community.
Milford Food 2 Kids Inaugural Gala
September 19, 2019--Milford Food 2 Kids and Title Sponsor—The FSP Foundation hosted a Gala at Great River Golf Course. The Gala raised funds for the sustainability of our mission to feed local school children. Celebrate the exuberant compassion and generosity of our sponsors, donors, volunteers and attendees!
Tip A Teller--The Milford Bank & Gusto's
September 24--The Milford Bank is partnering with Gusto's for a wonderful evening to help feed food-insecure children in Milford.
Blades of MIlford Supports MF2K
Blades' caring and creative staff do more than make people beautiful. [ more ]
100,000 pounds of food
March 2019--Milford Food 2 Kids reach a huge milestone! 100,000 pounds of food delivered to local school children and youth.
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April 6, 2019--First UCC of Milford Outreach Ministry is hosting an auction. Milford Food 2 Kids is one of the beneficiaries! Read more details & get your tickets! [ more ]
Jan 16, 2019--Hunger 101. Harborside 6th grade students and Milford Food 2 Kids partnered to host Hunger 101, an interactive workshop facilitated by the Connecticut Food Bank. [ more ]
Barnes & Noble Event
Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018--Barnes & Noble Fundraiser Event for Milford Food 2 Kids. We have a fun-filled day planned: greeting costumers, reading stories, visiting with Santa, meeting authors, wrapping gifts, enjoying music and making crafts. Thank you to Barnes & Noble for welcoming us and supporting our mission. We invite volunteers to help... [ more ]
The Milford Bank Campaign Leaves Us Speechless and Thankful!
The Milford Bank September 2018 Campaign for Milford Food 2 Kids raised awareness and funds to support many, many children and families in our town!
Oct 4, 2018--GET YOUR TICKETS for BOSCOV'S GALA PREVIEW. Be the first to see the brand new Boscov's at the Connecticut Post Mall and support the Milford Food 2 Kids! We are selling tickets by contacting Milfordfood2kids@gmail.com. The $5 ticket includes refreshments, food and a free gift!100% of the proceeds go straight to Milford Food 2 kids, which means to our local school children, if you purchase the tickets directly from us. We hope to see you there! And if you would like to volunteer the day of, let us know. [ more ]
May 21, 2018--Hosted by JW, 9479 CT is a Connecticut based interview show featuring guests from all walks of life, sharing their experiences living and working in CT. Hear about Milford Food 2 Kids. [ more ]
Memorial Day Parade
May 27, 2018-- Thanks for walking with us in the Memorial Day Parade in Milford, CT!
April 27, 2018--EPIC--Emerging Professionals Inspiring Change is gathering for a Meet Up and supporting Food 2 Kids! [ more ]
Live Oaks School Packs with Milford Food 2 Kids
Feb. 22, 2018--Students and families from Live Oaks Elementary School packed. Read more about the special effort of these great volunteers. [ more ]
Mathewson Elementary School Celebrates Dime Drive for Milford Food 2 Kids
Nov. 29, 2017--Mathewson Elementary School presented Milford Food 2 Kids with the collection from their 2nd Annual Dime Drive. [ more ]
Penny Lane Benefit Concert Nov. 4
Saturday, Nov. 4--7 PM Penny Lane, Connecticut's Premeire Beatles Tribute Band performs at First UCC in Milford to benefit Milford Food 2 Kids! Purchase tickets and help local kids. [ more ]
PFP Services' FSP Foundation Partners with Milford Food 2 Kids
September 2017--PFP Services of Orange, CT Partners with Milford Food 2 Kids. The FSP Foundation's Mission: To provide essential resources to help enrich the lives of children and families in our communities. Food is one of those essential resources that will enrich the learning experience and potentional of children and youth throughout Milford.
Milford Food 2 Kids is grateful for the chance to serve together. Read about the day of service. [ more ]
Group Volunteer Opportunities
Is your group interested in scheduling a packing session? Contact us to plan your event. [ more ]
Ice Cream Social to Benefit Milford Food 2 Kids
July 27, 2017 Everone enjoyed delicious ice cream & helped raise funds to benefit local school chidlren! Thank you Cone Zone & BigSmiles. [ more ]
Kiwanis Club of Milford sponsors 5 kids for 2017-18
June 28--Kiwanis Club of Milford believes that "a child's potential is limitless, but it needs to be nurtured." And club members showed their passion for this nurture by their generous pledge to sponsor children for this upcoming school year! [ more ]
Milford Mirror -- Many Volunteers
June 6 -- Milford Mirror reports on our program and the amazing volunteers who make Milford Food 2 Kids possible. [ more ]
Celebrating & Recognizing Supporters & Volunteers
May 25--Time to Celebrate all of our volunteers and sponsors! Join us to pack 300+ food bags. Then we'll enjoy sandwiches sponsored by Subway, and ice cream from Scoopy Doos! 4:30 PM [ more ]
Food 2 Kids Youth Volunteers Nominated for Mayor's Youth Award
May 4, 2017 - The Milford Food 2 Kids Youth Volunteers won the Mayor's Youth Award at a ceremony on May 4 in Parson's Auditorium. The City of Milford is so thankful for all the young people who help ... [ more ]
Milford Food 2 Kids to Receive Nurturing Children Award
May 1, 2017 - Milford Food 2 Kids receives The United Way of Milford's Nurturing Children Award at its Community Builders Recognition Dinner. [ more ]
Milford Elks & South Congregational Church of Waterbury Help Pack Food Bags
April 6 was a busy day for us as we prepared for the school vacation. We were able to deliver double bags this week! [ more ]
Milford Food 2 Kids is an initiative of the First United Church of Christ, Milford, in collaboration with CT Food Bank, to attend to the needs of local children who have little or no food during the weekend away from school.