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COVID-19 Relief Efforts

Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Bank

The Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Bank is at the forefront of helping to end hunger in Southeastern Connecticut. During this time, the Food Bank has been particularly stretched but has responded by adding eight new, temporary member agencies to help get food to those in need. In addition the Food Bank has increased the number of meals provided to the community by 21% from last year and has organized 160 volunteers to help with our efforts. You can help the Food Bank with a donation or by running a food drive to collect nonperishables.

Neighbors For Neighbors Fund

Together with the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut and United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut on the Neighbors for Neighbors Fund, we’re working to get flexible resources to local agencies and nonprofits impacted by COVID-19. The first round of grants has been distributed to 61 recipients and totals more than $470,000 to local nonprofits. Please visit our donation page to give or click here to learn more about Neighbors for Neighbors.

ALICE Relief Fund

United Way of Southeastern Connecticut’s Board of Directors approved funding to help 500 households in the community. Those in need, primarily ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed), can receive mobile cards through local social service agencies to help meet expenses.

Statewide United Way Fund for Individuals

The Connecticut United Ways Statewide COVID-19 Response Fund worked in tandem with other philanthropic efforts being coordinated statewide to rapidly deploy financial resources to individuals and families economically affected by the pandemic. The Fund helped more than 1,000 households across the state through the distribution of mobile cards for those in need.

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