On December 29, the United Way of Southeastern Connecticut is partnering with The Garde Arts Center in New London to introduce its new mobile food pantry to the community. United Way and the Garde will host a food drive to fill the Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Center’s new mobile pantry on December 29, from 10am - 10pm at the Garde Arts Center located at 325 State Street. We will be accepting donations of non-perishable food items. All food will go to the food center to help feed families in need throughout New London County.
The launch of the mobile food pantry is taking place the day that The Garde Arts Center is welcoming Chef Robert Irvine from the Food Networks television show, “Restaurant: Impossible”. “Robert Irvine Live!” will be an interactive culinary experience, with chances for audience participation that will create the experience of a TV show live on stage. The event will start go from 8-10pm, with a VIP seminar starting at 5:30. In the VIP seminar, Irvine will demonstrate a spontaneous cooking demonstration in the Oasis room of the Garde, for up to 50 people. In addition, both the food center and the New London County Food Policy Council will have tables set up inside providing information on the food policy council, how to run a food drive, and statistics on hunger in Connecticut and New London County. Check out the information tables before you head to the “Robert Irvine Live!” event to see how you can help fight hunger in New London County. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit The Garde Arts website.