the digest.

together we will transform food and food will transform us.

'Tis the season for giving.
As we reflect on all that we are grateful for this year, we are reminded of those who have endured hardship and struggle. The holidays remain to be an increasingly challenging season for those in need. Whether it be making sure that there are gifts under the tree or putting a warm meal on the table- many are overcome by making ends meet rather than enjoying this special time of year.

Consequently, this time of year proves to be one of giving and generosity.  It is remarkable to witness the efforts of our local community as well as the support from individuals miles away.

 We thank you for your time, contributions and belief in our mission. Together, we are positively impacting the lives of those who need it most; nourishing the health our community through the power of good food.
"When you create a difference in someone's life, you not only impact their life, you impact everyone influenced by them throughout their entire lifetime. No act is ever too small. One by one, this is how to make an ocean rise."
Pantry Stats
In November the Greenwich and Cossayuna food pantries saw 472 pantry visits averaging 118 visits per week serving a total of 1,339 individuals
100 lbs. of Food Collected by Greenwich 2nd Graders!

In the spirit of thanks-'giving', the 2nd graders at Greenwich Central School gave their annual donation of non-perishable items for our food pantries. The students collected an impressive 100 lbs. of goods and welcomed Devin and Haley into their classroom for a mini presentation on Comfort Food Community.

We learned that a couple of the students have even volunteered at the Food Center this year! How inspiring it is to see the youngest members of our community finding joy in helping others. Thank you to all!
Join us for our Community Holiday Gathering!

Comfort Food Community will be hosting a holiday celebration at the Food Center on Monday, December 23rd!  We welcome you to join us between 11AM-3PM for refreshments and festive cheer. 

Please feel free to bring a baked good to share. CFC will provide treats and mulled cider. All are welcome!
  • This NYTimes article on why mealtime is the hardest for those grieving a lost partner 
  • An inside look at school lunches around the country from The Washington Post
  • These tried and true holiday cookie recipes courtesy of The Huffington Post
Upcoming CFC and Community Events:

Weekly on Tuesday: Community Lunch with Battenkill Community Services, 12PM, @ 2530 Route 40, FREE to all!

Saturday, December 7th: Breakfast with Santa, 7:30AM-10:30AM @ The Greenwich Elks Club, 130 Bulson Road

Saturday, December 7th: Holiday Pop-up Market, 10AM-4PM @ GATHER, 103 Main Street in Greenwich

Saturday, December 7th: Holiday Market, 11AM-4PM @ The Varosy Studio, 1522 North Greenwich Rd.

Sunday, December 8th: Holiday Craft Fair, 10AM-3PM @ Greenwich Central School

Sunday, December 8th: Greenwich Tour of Homes, 1PM-4PM, for more info & to purchase tickets click here

Sunday, December 8th: Community Dinner hosted by Greenwich Boy Scout Troop 27 @ the Middle Falls Fire Dpt., 1PM-4PM, FREE to all!

Sunday, December 8th: Holiday Maker's Market, 12PM-4PM @ Argyle Brewing Company in Cambridge

Friday, December 13th: Milk & Cookies with Santa, 3PM-6PM @ King Brother's Dairy in Schuylerville

Saturday, December 14th: Artful Finds Holiday Stop & Shop, 10AM-4PM, 120 Fiddler's Elbow Road in Greenwich

Monday, December 23rd: CFC Holiday Gathering, 11AM-3PM @ the Food Center, 2530 Rt. 40 in Greenwich

If you have a community event for submission please contact Haley at
Did you know?
$0.88 cents of every dollar goes directly to programming at Comfort Food Community. 
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