Possible food shortages looming at Connecticut food pantries

(WTNH/Noelle Gardner)

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Food pantries in southwest Connecticut are bracing for potential food shortages following a contract dispute between a food bank and a local redistributor.

Officials at the Lower Fairfield County Food Bank in Stamford emailed local food pantries saying their contract with the Connecticut Food Bank would be terminated July 1. They say they will now operate independently from the Feeding America network and its member, the CFB.

The Hour of Norwalk reports officials say the CFB currently provides more than half the food LFCFB distributes.

LFCFB officials say the CFB demanded significant changes, which they believe are not in their best interests. LFCFB intends to continue providing food to local agencies but expect less food to be available.

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Information from: The Hour, http://www.thehour.com

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