Yesterday, we welcomed area health and human service providers to United Way to learn about fuel banks and programs available to their clients. Case managers heard about TVCCA's CT Energy Assistance program and Operation Fuel, the two key heating assistance programs.
United Way and several community partners established a fund, Our Communities United…Hurricane Sandy and Her Aftermath, to support health and human service organizations that, due to Hurricane Sandy, were challenged in their ability to provide critical support to individuals and families in need.
The Tree House Arcade at Foxwoods Resort Casino has begun its annual holiday food drive, which will continue through Saturday, November 23.
All donated food will benefit local agencies supported by United Way and the Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Center. Guests that donate nonperishable food items between now and November 23 will receive 50 e-tickets for each items, redeemable at the Tree House Arcade, up to a maximum of 10 items.
Our friends from Charter Oak Federal Credit Union stopped by the Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Center this past week with a very welcome and generous gift. Not only did they drop off more than 700 pounds of food donated by employees, but also a check for $3,000 to use towards the purchase of turkeys for the holidays.
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.
One out of every six children in Southeastern Connecticut is food insecure. That means they do not know when or where they’ll get their next meal and have limited access to food. To celebrate the holiday and help provide a nutritious meal on Thanksgiving, the Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Center is seeking donations for children, families, and individuals in our community struggling with hunger and food insecurity.
During Hunger Action Month in September, it was fitting to recognize Nancy Connell for volunteering at the Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Center for more than 100 hours. She is pictured in the photo with Nancy Rossi, Managing Executive at the Food Center (right), and Jennifer Blanco, the Food Center's Feeding Site Specialist (left), as they honor her as a Hunger Action Hero.