The process that we go through here at FEED is for the benefit of our community. The Center for Food Equity and Economic Development (FEED) is a division of the Council of Churches of Greater Bridgeport. The Council was founded in 1945 as a non-sectarian direct services organization committed to creating and sustaining a more just, healthy, and vibrant community that serves all people, regardless of religion, race, or creed. For 75 years, The Council has been effectively addressing food insecurity by supporting a network of independent food pantries and soup kitchens through its Hunger Outreach Network (HON). FEED supplies food, funds, and technical assistance to the 30+ HON members.
In 2015, FEED determined that The Council could address poverty using food to build community wealth through innovative food-based initiatives.
FEED’s economic development based initiatives build assets and wealth within the Bridgeport community by providing culinary training to low-income residents for food industry employment and entrepreneurial ventures through our successful CREATE program; operating a shared-use commercial kitchen program (SEEK) that offers low-cost rental space; delivering fresh produce and products to Bridgeport neighborhoods in our FEED Mobile Marketplace; and, creating meals, products and catering from recovered produce through FEED Enterprises. Food products produced through FEED Enterprises are sold in the FEED Mobile Market