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. Nancy has been volunteering at the Food Center for several years - helping to sort donations, labeling food, and helping to pack up the mobile pantry to prepare it for distributions.
According to the Corporation for National and Community Service, about 64.3 million Americans, or 26.8% of the adult population, gave 7.9 billion hours of volunteer service worth $171 billion in 2011. Each year the Independent Sector estimates the value of volunteer time in every state throughout the country. In Connecticut, they value an hour of volunteer time at $28.26. That means Nancy's volunteer service is worth more than $2,826!
Volunteering is a hands-on way to give back to your community. If you or your group would like to volunteer at United Way, the Food Center, or another local nonprofit organization, contact Lamar at United Way at 860.464.3315.
Thank you Nancy for your outstanding volunteer service to United Way!