Real Food CT, founded in 2019, is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in Newtown, CT. We believe that healthy food is an integral part of a healthy life. Too many people in our region of Connecticut are hungry and food pantries lack adequate amounts of healthy food options. We are connecting local farms and hunger relief organizations to provide neighbors in need with the nutrition they deserve. We serve Fairfield County, Litchfield County, and New Haven County.

  • We establish and manage Small Farm Giving Gardens where we grow fruits and vegetables for local donation.
  • We partner with local farmers by collecting their excess harvest, and delivering it to recipients in our donation network.
  • We train young farmers and we mobilize and educate local residents who care about insuring access to healthy food for everyone.
  • The Real Food Fund has been launched to pay local farmers directly for fresh contributions to food pantries.

Vision: We envision a world with a connected network of local food producers with the power to deliver nutritious food, transform food waste, restore our farmlands, and educate our communities, to ensure access to healthy food for everyone.

Mission: We are working every day with every resource in our community to get as much healthy, locally grown food to as many people as possible.

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