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


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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.