The Knights of Columbus today donated $20,000 to the Connecticut Food Bank to assist the organization in providing Thanksgiving meals to needy families.
For more than a decade, the New Haven-based, international Catholic fraternal organization regularly has supported the Food Bank with donations of food or funding. Earlier this year it donated $12,000 to the Food Bank.
This month, a group of K of C employees and volunteers assisted Connecticut Food Bank at its annual “Fill the Bowl” event at the Yale-Princeton football game. Knights throughout Connecticut also have sponsored food drives to assist the Food Bank and local food pantries and the people that they serve.
"With increasing food costs and more people in need than ever in recent memory, the Knights of Columbus is pleased, again, to support the wonderful work of the Connecticut Food Bank in helping people to give thanks," said Supreme Knight Carl Anderson. "Helping others in need has been the mission of the Knights of Columbus for 130 years."
Founded in New Haven in the midst of an economic depression in 1882, the organization is one of the nation’s most active charities. Last year, the Knights of Columbus donated more than $158 million and 70 million hours to charitable causes worldwide. Over the past 10 years, the Knights have donated $1.4 billion and 664 million hours to charitable causes.