Haven Hot Chicken

Haven Hot Chicken to Partner with Connecticut Foodshare to Fight Food Insecurity

New Haven, Connecticut – Haven Hot Chicken, which brings NashvilleHot Chicken and “Not Chicken” to the area as one of the first fully dedicated Nashville Hot Chicken concepts in New England, announced a long-term partnership with Connecticut Foodshare (formerly known as Connecticut Food Bank/Foodshare) to raise awareness and crucial funds to help curb food insecurity in the state of Connecticut

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Haven Hot Chicken Launches The Great Banana Pudding Drive

Beginning September 1, Haven Hot Chicken will launch “The Great Banana Pudding Drive,” donating $1 from the sale of each banana pudding at its New Haven, Orange, and Norwalk locations (opening later this year) to the organization.  Guests at the restaurant will also have the option to offer an extra donation directly to the organization through a special Haven Hot Chicken QR Code available at the restaurants.

“Since launching the Haven Hot Chicken brand in 2020, it’s been one of our key missions to support and be involved in the community through philanthropic initiatives. We are proud to kick off this long-term partnership with Connecticut Foodshare to offer monetary support and help raise awareness for this amazing organization, as well as provide lunches for its hard-working team of volunteers.  We are also committed to providing our restaurant staff, as extra volunteer hands at Connecticut Foodshare’s warehouses, during their paid shifts.  With nearly 400,000 Connecticut residents struggling with hunger, including 1 in 8 children we believe that food – and good food at that! – is a right, not a privilege, and on behalf of our entire team, we are proud to do what we can to help our neighbors across the state.”

Jason Sobocinski, co-founder Haven Hot Chicken. 

“Now, more than ever, Connecticut residents and families are struggling to make ends meet, many being forced to make the decision of whether to pay their rent, seek medical care or feed their family,” said Jason Jakubowski, President and CEO of Connecticut Foodshare.  “We are grateful to Haven Hot Chicken for their commitment to join the fight to help provide food to our neighbors.  For each $1 we receive from the sale of just one banana pudding, we will be able to offer multiple meals to those in need.  It’s a win-win for everyone, and with our organization distributing enough food to prepare nearly 47 million meals last year, every donation we receive helps us extend more support to every corner of the state.”

For additional information about Connecticut Foodshare’s outreach, visit www.ctfoodshare.org.  To visit Haven Hot Chicken and participate in The Great Banana Pudding Drive, visit havenhotchicken.com for hours and locations.

About Haven Hot Chicken

Haven Hot Chicken brings Nashville-style Hot Chicken and “Not Chicken” to Connecticut and is one of the first fully dedicated Nashville-style Hot Chicken concepts in New England.  With locations in downtown New Haven (21 Whitney Avenue), Orange (550 Boston Post Road) and opening soon in Norwalk (596 Westport Avenue), the concept was founded by local restaurateurs Rob LaTronica, Craig Sklar, Jason Sobocinski and Etkin Tekin. Serving chicken and vegetarian options ranging from not spicy to very spicy, the menu is rounded out by traditional southern sides. The restaurant’s convenient downtown location offers easy online ordering, pickup access and a sizable delivery radius for the surrounding area. For more information, visit @havenhotchicken on Instagram or sign up for their newsletter at havenhotchicken.com.

About Connecticut Foodshare

Connecticut Foodshare is the food bank serving all of Connecticut and a member of the national Feeding America network. Last year, Connecticut Foodshare distributed enough food to provide nearly 47 million meals through a network of more than 650 community-based hunger relief programs, including food pantries, community kitchens, and emergency shelters, while also working on long-term solutions to food insecurity. Thousands of volunteers help power the work of Connecticut Foodshare. Last year, they gave more than 62,000 hours of service. For more information visit www.ctfoodshare.org.