CABHN merger with EHC!

CAFCA | June 20, 2018 |

End Hunger Connecticut! (EHC!) and the Connecticut Alliance for Basic Human Needs (CABHN) announced today that the two organizations have merged, with CABHN becoming a program of EHC!.

End Hunger Connecticut! (EHC!) is the only statewide anti-hunger nonprofit in Connecticut. EHC! is a strategic leader and valued partner in expanding access to critical nutrition programs and advocating for key changes in federal, state and local policies and practices that promote good nutrition, healthy lifestyles and economic security. EHC! creates food security in Connecticut through outreach, public education, legislative and administrative advocacy. By partnering with state and local officials, school systems and parents, they increase the visibility and coordination of federal food assistance programs, improve family well-being, and increase federal funding available to the state.

CABHN is a statewide network of social service providers, advocates, faith-based organizations, and individuals. The common goal of CABHN members is improving the lives of people in poverty by strengthening public benefits programs, educating people about their rights and the community resources available to them, and improving policies to help families transition out of poverty and become economically secure. CABHN was a program of the Legal Assistance Resource Center of CT until 2015 and operated as an independent organization for the past two years.

“We welcome the addition of CABHN to End Hunger CT!. EHC! and CABHN have long worked together on the issues that confront low-income residents of Connecticut. Adding CABHN’s work to End Hunger CT! gives us the potential for important and effective work when it is needed more than ever,” said Grace Damio, Chair of the Board of End Hunger CT!

Janet Stolfi Alfano, President of the Board of CABHN, said, “Merging with End Hunger CT! will enable us to focus CABHN’s resources on our goals of educating, advocating and organizing to eliminate poverty in Connecticut. These goals are shared by EHC! and CABHN. The merger enables us to use the resources of both organizations efficiently.”