Welcome to Hartford Food System

Since 1978, Hartford Food System has been a leader in grassroots efforts to fight hunger and improve nutrition in Hartford’s low-income neighborhoods. We are one of the nation’s oldest organizations working to promote the concept of community food security, defined as all persons being able to obtain a culturally acceptable, nutritionally adequate diet in their community from normal sources such as grocery stores and farmers markets. Our work and programs are based on three reinforcing strategies:

  • Increase access for all residents to normal food outlets, particularly grocery stores and farmers markets.
  • Deepen the connection between food consumers, especially our youth, and agricultural production.
  • Advance public policies to improve affordability and quality of food.

Working for a more sustainable, equitable, and healthier food environment for Hartford citizens.


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A cool autumn evening, great company, great food, a great community gathering place…and you! Join us in a celebration of local food and culinary excellence as Chefs Rob Maffucci of Vito’s and Mariana Evica,The Sustainable Chef, join forces to thrill the locavore’s palate! Passed hors d’oerves, food stations (pasta, tapas, seafood) and two complimentary drink tickets will satisfy and delight. Real Art Ways is the setting for this fun and delicious evening. Do good with your food! Help Hartford Food System fight hunger, improve nutrition, and increase access to food in Hartford!

Silent auction!

Hosted by Real Art Ways!

Locally sourced food!

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