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CT Food Bank Donates Refrigerators to Local Programs

Recently, Connecticut Food Bank (CFB) granted a brand-new, two-door steel refrigerators to two local emergency food programs and member agencies of the Food Center. The local programs are St. Vincent dePaul Place in Norwich and the New London Area Food Pantry.

The goal of the program capacity equipment grant is to increase fresh, healthy food distributions through these programs. The overall goal is to increase people's access to healthy food. The refrigerators will help the programs keep food that they receive through donations and through our Food Center fresher longer.

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Flu Shot Vouchers Available

Flu Shot Vouchers Available for Uninsured and Underinsured

FamilyWize Community Service Partnership and United Way of Southeastern Connecticut are dedicated to building strong communities through better health. FamilyWize has been selected to help distribute 1,000 free flu shot vouchers provided by Walgreens. The vouchers are for families and individuals who are uninsured or underinsured, and otherwise unable to afford a flu shot without the voucher.

The Gap Between Working Hard and Doing Better

Groundbreaking statewide ALICE Report finds 35% of Connecticut households can barely afford life's necessities

The American Dream is that if you work hard, you can expect to get ahead financially. For most of us, that means you can save money; buy a reliable car; purchase a home if you want; afford quality childcare; send your children to college; handle unexpected expenses; pay for your family’s health care; and take family vacations.

Radio Station Q105 to Hold Holiday Food Drives at Local Subway Stores

Join Q-105 and Subway of Groton for their 2014 Food and Turkey Drive. Come down to one of the Subway locations listed below and donate nonperishable food items or a frozen turkey, or even both. The station will be giving away prizes.

All donations benefit the Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Center. The Food Center has set a goal to collect 3,500 turkeys which are used to fill traditional holiday baskets and support holiday community meal sites in New London County. Last year, the Food Center distributed 3,148 turkeys and the demand this year has increased.

Foxwoods Resort Casino Kicks Off Stuff the Bus Campaign

Foxwoods will begin its second annual "Stuff the Bus" holiday giving program on November 1. They will be collecting new, unwrapped children's toys, blankets, pajamas, jackets and diapers from guests and team members to be donated to local families in need. Donations are accepted from 8 a.m. to Noon daily at the Foxwoods Bus Terminal, where a bus will be parked in Bay #1 ready to receive donations. Additional drop off locations will be set up throughout the property, including the Bus Lobby and Fox Tower hotel lobby. Guests are also invited to place their donation directly inside the bus.

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