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For the month of November, we are recognizing Terry Harrington from Groton! Terry has been volunteering at our Food Bank for 6 months, and he really enjoys it! He started off volunteering 3 days a week, but has been volunteering twice a week since...
Posted at: 2:26 pm Tuesday, November 12, 2019
It’s drilled into our heads time and time again, “school school school, work work work.” But there’s a valuable word that is often missing, which is “play.” The simple addition of a consistent hobby, passion, or activity into your life can make a...
Posted at: 1:23 pm Wednesday, October 23, 2019
For the month of October, we are recognizing Anne Collette of Stonington! Anne has been volunteering at our Food Bank since 2016, volunteering twice a week on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. She volunteers because she likes giving back to the community and...
Posted at: 11:55 am Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Everybody has a place that they endearingly call “home.” Whether that be a state, county, city, even down to a specific street in your childhood neighborhood, your home is a special place that you can’t quite identify why, but you love it. This...
Posted at: 11:44 am Thursday, September 19, 2019
For September’s volunteer spotlight, we are honoring Louise Wallace from Waterford! Louise has been volunteering at the Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Bank since June of 2013. Originally, she began working on the food side of the operation...
Posted at: 1:49 pm Wednesday, September 04, 2019
We, as people, have historically asked the “big” questions. What is the meaning of life? How did we all get here? How can I give back to my community in meaningful ways?  While many of our questions seemingly will never be answered, I can tell you...
Posted at: 10:34 am Tuesday, August 27, 2019
For our August Volunteer of the Month spotlight, we are honoring Maria Loss of East Lyme.  Unfortunately, Maria passed away in July. We are deeply saddened and heartbroken by her loss. Our thoughts are with her family, friends, and all who worked...
Posted at: 3:10 pm Tuesday, August 06, 2019
           I’m going to take a wild guess here and say that you, reader, love food. I mean, how could you not? It seems our entire culture is centered around food. Meals are social events, dishes are an expression of our individual cultures, and our...
Posted at: 12:32 pm Thursday, August 01, 2019
As I drove to the United Way of Southeastern Connecticut office this morning, half-listening to the radio as I slowly woke up, I heard a fact that made me sit up and pay attention: a new report from the Economic Policy Institute (EPI), ranks...
Posted at: 3:23 pm Monday, July 23, 2018
Charlie is a dedicated supporter of United Way who believes strongly in the value of serving his community. We caught up with him to ask about his volunteer experiences and what motivates him to give back. Hi! Tell us a little about yourself. My...
Posted at: 4:28 pm Monday, July 16, 2018

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