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A regular volunteer at the Food Center, Jerry balances a sense of humor with a sense of responsibility for the community. Hi! Tell us about yourself. How did you become involved with the Food Center? Hi, my name is Jerry, I’ve been coming for...
Posted at: 11:42 am Monday, March 05, 2018
Nancy, Janet, Maria and Kathy spend Wednesdays volunteering at the Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Center. We interrupted their shift to ask some questions and share a few laughs.   How did you get started volunteering here at the Food Center?...
Posted at: 11:25 am Monday, March 05, 2018
A hard worker and dedicated volunteer, Bill brings an empathetic perspective to his work at the Food Center. He took a few minutes to talk with us about why volunteering with United Way is important for the community and for him personally. Hi! Tell...
Posted at: 12:48 pm Wednesday, February 28, 2018
 Known for her unflagging dedication and warmth, Joyce is a volunteering powerhouse. We caught up with her one morning to ask about her many volunteer experiences and what motivates her to be a force for change in the community. Hi! Tell us a little...
Posted at: 12:39 pm Thursday, February 22, 2018
January is flying by, so I’m taking a second to pause and check on how I’m doing with my New Year’s resolutions. I’m an overambitious person, but self-aware enough to realize that I don’t always nail the follow-through, so my approach to resolutions...
Posted at: 12:55 pm Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Last week I had the opportunity to be a part of the setup and distribution for the Tommy Toy Fund at the Food Center in New London. The things that I saw and experienced during those two days were both heartwarming and heartbreaking, and they’ve...
Posted at: 1:19 pm Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Black Friday tends to arouse strong feelings in a lot of people, both positive and negative. While many are excited to take advantage of deals and get their holiday shopping done, others feel that this kickoff to the holiday season is a shallow and...
Posted at: 11:26 am Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Thanksgiving is next week, and I’m looking forward to running the Manchester Road Race and then coming home to stuffing, pie, and my aunt’s sweet potatoes with brown sugar and pecans. But for many families who struggle to put food on the table,...
Posted at: 3:08 pm Tuesday, November 14, 2017
This Friday is Veterans Day, and if you don’t have close friends or immediate family who have served in the military, it may seem like just another day. I know that as a young child, I couldn’t have cared less about any holiday that wasn’t Christmas...
Posted at: 12:40 pm Thursday, November 09, 2017
Struggling to avoid the temptations of leftover Halloween candy? (I know there’s a handful of Reese’s cups still living in my purse). Luckily November, falling right between Halloween and the holidays, is good nutrition month. As I was searching for...
Posted at: 9:56 am Wednesday, November 08, 2017

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