- State Fellow: Catherine Hallisey
- State Partner Supervisor: Dawn Crayco
For information on how to volunteer with FoodCorps in Connecticut, please contact Catherine.
Why Serve in Connecticut?
Connecticut boasts a wide range of cultural and environmental opportunities, from the Coventry Farmer’s Market (rated one of the top ten things to do in New England by the Boston Globe), to the lush forested mountains of the Taconic range in the west, and beautiful ocean coastline to the east. Active farmland preservation efforts mean there is a steady and growing community of producers helping the landscape reflect New England’s heritage. Easy access to Boston, New Haven, and New York City yields virtually endless urban activities.
Connecticut is geographically on the small side, but it’s a state with a lot of need. Because of our geographic boundaries, our service members have the unique opportunity to collaborate frequently in-person, and create powerful relationships with a wide variety of organizations and individuals that make up the close-working networks addressing food systems change across the state and regionally. Serving in Connecticut means you are part of a close-knit FoodCorps team, enjoy ample opportunity for a wide range of professional development, and have the chance to make a huge impact in a state with the second highest income disparity in the nation.