On Thursday, November 7, representatives from the Chelsea Groton Foundation presented a check for $3,000 to support United Way's Mobile Food Pantry Program. The presentation took place at the Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Center.
The Mobile Food Pantry, which launched in May 2013, has expanded to six monthly distribution sites throughout New London County, with more planned for the future. The pantry is set up in locations to reach the most individuals and families that are at-risk for food insecurity and/or considered "food deserts" where access to food is limited. Guests visiting the pantry receive about a week's worth of food including proteins, fresh produce, and healthy snacks.
Pictured in the photo with Nancy Rossi (center) of the Food Center are Harry Colonis, Assistant Vice President and Anne Ogden, Waterford Branch Manager of Chelsea Groton.