Program expansion coincides with Hunger Action Month in September
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced that nearly 16 million children in America face hunger - that's one in every five! As a part of ongoing efforts to raise national awareness about childhood hunger and encourage the public to support their local food bank, Feeding America and the Ad Council have launched a new campaign this month.
Legends In Concert, "The World's Greatest Live Tribute Show," is back at Foxwoods for a Lucky Seventh Season this summer, from July 23-September 1. And now, you have the opportunity to purchase Regular Priced Adult Tickets for $10 off using code UW10. When you do, $2 will be donated to United Way of Southeastern Connecticut.
Macy’s in Waterford will partner with United Way of Southeastern Connecticut to invite customers to participate in Macy’s eighth annual national “Shop For A Cause” charity shopping event on August 24, 2013. Customers can purchase shopping passes from United Way of Southeastern Connecticut now.
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Free and nutritious meals for kids are available this summer. Summer meals programs are funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) through the Summer Food Service Program and the National School Lunch Program and are administered at the state level by Connecticut’s State Department of Education.
United Way of Southeastern Connecticut’s Board of Directors has approved fund distributions in the amount of $2,725,824 for the fiscal year 2013-14. This funding supports 51 programs at nonprofit organizations in New London County that, working together, help advance the common good for everyone.
United Way of Southeastern Connecticut partner programs fall into one of four priority areas that provide people with the building blocks to a good quality of life: thriving children, basic needs, community wellness, and promoting independence.
You might have noticed that we're just a little excited here at United Way lately. We love our work to advance the common good, and we really love when we have something new and innovative to share that can change more lives and improve community conditions.
United Way of Southeastern Connecticut launched a mobile food pantry program to bring food directly to remote areas of New London County and to serve those considered most at-risk for food insecurity. The launch event took place at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church in New London on the national United Way Day of Action. The Day of Action is held every year on June 21, the longest day of the year, to bring awareness to an important cause or issue.
United Way of Southeastern Connecticut hosted the unveiling of Nourishing Change: The New London County Food System Baseline Report. It is the first comprehensive look at the county’s food system and includes in-depth reports on food access, community health, and the childcare and school food environments. The report is a collaboration between United Way and the New London County Food Policy Council, and its recommendations will guide the work of both organizations moving forward.