The Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Bank is still active and hard at work helping to feed those in need in the community.
At this time, there is an urgent need for nonperishable food donations. While the warehouse is by no means empty, the need for food will dramatically increase over the coming weeks and the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect us all.
Items to donate include: pasta, pasta sauce, cereal, canned tuna, peanut butter, jelly, mac and cheese (or any side type dishes), beef stew, and chili. To donate:
- A donation bin has been placed at the back of the Food Bank’s warehouse (374 Broad Street, New London) so you may make a donation and uphold social distancing guidelines.
- The bin is available on weekdays between 7 a.m. - 2 p.m.
- Please no glass containers or expired items!
If you or someone you know needs food, visit: https://www.uwsect.org/foodbank/food-distribution-sites for a list of member agencies in New London County with their hours of operation, and any guidelines. Several new, temporary members have recently been admitted, so that the Food Bank can best serve those in need.
You can also dial 2-1-1 at any time to find a free emergency food program nearest to you. The call is free from anywhere in Connecticut. If you have trouble dialing 2-1-1, you can also dial 1-800-203-1234.