United Way of Southeastern Connecticut’s Board of Directors has approved funding in the amount of $2,064,378 for the fiscal year 2020-21. This funding supports 42 health and human service programs at 23 local nonprofit agencies in New London County that work together to provide a vital safety net of services to help those in need.
The Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) supplements the work of local social service agencies, both nonprofit and governmental, to help people with economic emergencies (non-disaster-related). EFSP funds are used to supplement feeding, sheltering, rent/mortgage or utility assistance efforts for programs already in existence. Funding is made available by the Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and administered locally by United Way of Southeastern Connecticut.
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.
From the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut
In March of 2020, the Community Foundation created the Neighbors for Neighbors Fund in response to the coronavirus epidemic.
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ROCKY HILL, Conn. (May 13, 2020) — ¬The Connecticut United Ways COVID-19 Response Fund has announced that more than 1,000 households across the state have now benefited from the Fund. The Fund is a unique joint effort launched by all 15 United Ways in Connecticut to help those who lost jobs, wages, or childcare, or who were otherwise financially affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Connecticut United Ways have joined together to offer TrustPlus, a program designed to promote financial stability for working families in the state
Our volunteer spotlight for the month of April will shine on Charlie Rogers, of Waterford. Charlie has been volunteering at the Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Bank twice a week for the past six years.
He originally got involved after retiring, because he wanted to give back to the community. He enjoys being a part of the team that gets food to the community, as well as supporting the staff at the Food Bank.
Join us to support the most pressing community needs resulting from the COVID-19 crisis