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Food Drive

Gathering of the Vibes Non-Perishable Food, Personal Hygiene Products, and Clothing Drive

2014 marked another epic response to our call for donations from the VibeTribe.  Over the course of the weekend, festival attendees brought in a total of 8,575 lbs. of donations (8,031 lbs. of food and personal hygiene products and 524 lbs of new or gently used clothing.)

Food banks are more than just distribution centers, they are core to providing hope to the communities they serve. Empowering communities is the cornerstone of Terrapin Foundation’s mission statement, and the number one reason we continue to run food drives.

The bulk of donations gained at this year’s food drive went to the Connecticut Food Bank, with portions allocated to Bridgeport Rescue Mission and The Center for Women and Families.

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Past Results and Future Goals

Since 1999 we’ve collected nearly 48,000 lbs. of food, which is over 24 tons. The average American eats 5.5 lbs of food each day, so we’ve collected enough to feed 24 people fully for one whole year. Or, to put it another way, the VibeTribe has donated enough food to provide about 26,000 individual meals over 14 years.

For those of you keeping score at home, here are the updated year-over-year results:

  • 1999 = 500 lbs.
  • 2000 = 750 lbs.
  • 2001 = 1,200 lbs.
  • 2002 = 1,350 lbs.
  • 2003 = 1,860 lbs.
  • 2004 = 940 lbs.
  • 2005 = 1,550 lbs.
  • 2006 = 1,255 lbs
  • 2007 = 3,296 lbs.
  • 2008 = 4,930 lbs.
  • 2009 = 5,555 lbs.
  • 2010 = 5,011 lbs.
  • 2011 = 7,663 lbs.
  • 2012 = 12,516 lbs.
  • 2013 = 4,690 lbs.
  • 2014 = 8,575 lbs.

And we aren’t finished! 2014 looks to be another banner year, so please “like” us on Facebook for updates regarding new activities and initiatives over the next twelve months, and repost to your friends to spread the word and good vibes.

We cannot do this without your help! Together we can help change the lives of those less fortunate. Your generous donations will make an enormous difference in the lives of our brothers and sisters in need.

Contact Us!

We’d love to hear from you! If you have any questions or want to help with the food drive, please fill out the email form below and someone will contact you shortly.

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