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Food Center Volunteers Honored

On March 31, volunteers gathered at the Groton Inn & Suites to be recognized for their contributions to the Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Center. In 2014, more than 11,000 hours of volunteer time was donated to the Food Center. Volunteer activities include helping to package and deliver product after local food shows, working at the Mobile Food Pantry, gleaning from local farms and at the Coogan Farm Giving Garden, and helping with sorting food, packaging items, and other daily tasks at the Food Center warehouse.

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.


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