2022 Thousand Champions Against Hunger Campaign

Our 4th Annual THOUSAND CHAMPIONS AGAINST HUNGER Campaign has begun! We need your help more than ever!

Nearly half a million Connecticut residents struggle with hunger and food insecurity. Our friends. Our families. Our neighbors. Our members.

1 in 9 people in Hartford and Tolland Counties are at risk of hunger, and for children, it’s 1 in 7. That’s 119,000 individuals in those two counties alone, including more than 32,000 children. An estimated 41% of individuals in Hartford and Tolland Counties do no qualify for more federal nutrition programs, including SNAP. Hartford Federal Credit Union is asking you to stand with us and be a CHAMPION AGAINST HUNGER and help these people put food on their table. 

When the Credit Union began its Thousand Champions Against Hunger Campaign four years ago, we had no idea what a tremendous impact it would have on our communities. Thanks to the generous donations of our employees, members, and business partners we were able to raise over $10,000 each year and collect over 1,000 pounds of food for area food banks. Through the food banks’ wholesale channels, monetary donations were leveraged into 50,000 meals for people in need. The spirit of community and giving filled us with an overwhelming sense of gratitude, as we witnessed so many people coming together for such an important cause. Each year, the funds and food were distributed to five local food banks.

Our Thousand Champions Against Hunger Campaign will run through the end of the year and the funds raised and food collected will be distributed to local food banks during February when they are desperately in need of replenishment after the holidays. We encourage cash donations rather than non-perishable food items because our food banks’ network collaborates with Foodshare, local retailers, and farmers to leverage the monetary donations into more food. For every dollar donated, food banks can provide two and a half meals! This means when you donate $10, you’re able to provide 25 meals for families, which is much more than if you purchased the food donations yourself.

Please visit any branch location to make a monetary donation or drop off food. Donation forms are available here. Checks can be made payable to Hartford Federal Credit Union with TCAH Campaign in the memo line and mailed to the following address:

Hartford Federal Credit Union
964 Asylum Avenue
Hartford, CT 06105
Attention: Champions Against Hunger

To acknowledge donors’ generosity, individuals and companies who contribute to the Campaign will have their names and donations recognized on our website. Recognition levels begin at just $50! Hartford Federal Credit Union’s Thousand Champions Against Hunger Campaign is a compelling example of how together - ordinary people can achieve extraordinary things!