Many people remember to bring their canned and boxed goods to local soup kitchens and food pantries at Thanksgiving and during the winter holidays, but in the hustle and bustle of everyone’s busy schedules, people often forget that hunger is a problem that lasts all year round. For this reason, June has been named National Hunger Awareness Month, and neighborhoods across the country are stepping up to support people in the United States and around the world who need assistance in purchasing food and providing it to their families.
In an effort to help the many families who depend on special programs to provide breakfast and lunch for their children during the school year, Chelsea Groton Bank will be collecting snacks for kids in each of its branches from June 22 – July 3. The food donations will be sent to United Way of Southeastern Connecticut and the Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Center to deliver to local food pantries most in need of the requested items. Food items that don’t require any cooking or preparation are recommended, including: applesauce cups, breakfast bars, granola bars, jelly, juice boxes, peanut butter, and snack packs of peanut butter crackers. Donated items should not be in glass containers. Food that is whole grain rich and low in sodium is encouraged.
In addition to accepting food donations, Chelsea Groton Bank will also contribute $1 to United Way’s campaign against hunger for every new “like” on the Bank’s Facebook page, and every new “follow” on the Bank’s LinkedIn page from now until July 31.
About Chelsea Groton Bank
Based in Groton, Conn., Chelsea Groton Bank is a mutually owned bank with 14 locations throughout New London County and soon, a Loan Production Office in Hartford County. The Bank has nearly $973 million in assets and serves businesses, individuals and families throughout Connecticut and Rhode Island. To learn more, please visit chelseagroton.com. Member FDIC.