CCGB News Articles

The Council of Churches of Greater Bridgeport is sponsoring a Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony to celebrate the opening of the inaugural SALT OF THE EARTH ENTERPRISE KITCHEN.

The Bridgeport Food Entrepreneur Showcase will take place on Wednesday, September 13, 6 to 8 p.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church, here in Bridgeport.

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The CCGB has been working with partner organizations and residents in the Bridgeport area to tackle the important issue of healthy food access for many years.

One such thriving partnership is with the Thomas Merton House, located at 43 Madison Avenue, here in Bridgeport. The Merton House serves a community meal, Monday-Saturday...

The Summer Enrichment Program, sponsored by the Janus Center for Youth in Crisis, has begun.

A total of 10 young adults, between the ages of 10 and 14, are taking part in the 4-week program that is being sponsored in part, with a grant from the John Patrick Flanaghan Foundation.

According to Rachel Cunningham, Director of...

The Center for Food Equity & Economic Development, an initiative of the CCGB, is committed to using food as a means to build community wealth in Bridgeport.

We are seeking a creative, passionate and innovative chef to lead our CREATE Culinary Program both inside the classroom and out in the community.

The complete job...

The Mobile Food Pantry that took place recently at Barnum & Waltersville schools was a "tremendous success."

A total of 100 people - all Bridgeport residents - walked away from the first ever pantry at a school site, with bags and bags of groceries.

Those in attendance were able to choose from carrots, romaine lettuce,...

Taste of Success: How to Start & Grow a Food Business

The CCGB is partnering with the Women's Business Development Council (WBDC) on a 4-part series..."Taste of Success: How to Start & Grow a Food Business," beginning on Wednesday, July 12, 6 to 9 p.m. at Golden Hill United Methodist Church.

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Congratulations to 11 aspiring entrepreneurs, who graduated from CREATE, Culinary Training Course last week during ceremonies at St. John's Episcopal Church.

CREATE is a 12-week intensive culinary program created by the Center for Food Equity & Economic Development at the Council of Churches, and Chef Raquel Rivera-Pablo of a Pinch...

Theresa Lazarus calls the food pantry at the South End Community Center in Stratford, a “lifesaver."

“If it wasn’t for them, I don’t know what I would do,” said Theresa, a 55-year-old, single mother of 2, who is also a diabetic.

Theresa explained that she has been going to the food pantry for close to 4 years. “It is within...

CCGB is looking for a Caseworker for Proyecto Nueva Vida...

Proyecto Nueva Vida is a DMHAS Initiative that is run by the Council of Churches of Greater Bridgeport, in collaboration with other community agencies (Optimus Health Care and CASA Hostos, Inc.).

It is a community program that helps Latino men and women with a history of...

The Connecticut Food Bank, Food Corps, and the Council of Churches of Greater Bridgeport have joined forces with Barnum and Waltersville schools to bring a mobile food pantry to the schools' parking lot for 4 days this summer.

In a neighborhood that lacks access to healthy food, the delivery of healthy items will be a much-needed...

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