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.
Do you dream in numbers? Do friends and family come to you for financial advice?
Then this is your invitation to serve as a volunteer on the United Way Financial Review Panel!
United Way of Southeastern Connecticut kicked off the 2013 Campaign at the United Way office in Gales Ferry with a community event. United Way volunteers and donors gathered in the morning for the event and to participate in a photo featuring individuals spelling out the words: LIVE UNITED. A bucket truck from CL&P lifted high atop the trees to capture the photo from above. Click here to view a photo gallery of the kickoff and reading events.
Connecticut Food Bank (CFB) honored its Hunger Action Heroes on September 22 at an awards ceremony attended by more than 125 guests at the organization's East Haven warehouse. The heroes are individuals, businesses, and organizations that go above and beyond to support CFB in its mission to provide nutritious food to people in need.
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.