On April 1, 2017, $139,638 will be available in Emergency Food & Shelter Program funds (EFSP) to organizations in New London Census County to supplement already existing emergency food and shelter programs. The funds are made available through the Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency. Funding amounts are determined nationally by a board chaired by FEMA. In 2016, EFSP funding in New London County provided 26,827 meals, 2,740 shelter bed nights, 134 households with rental assistance, and 48 households with utility assistance.
New report analyzes ALICE data across 13 states and evaluates short and long term solutions for households that are struggling financially
Too many families in Southeastern Connecticut go without a warm, bountiful meal on holidays. But it’s also true that they struggle every single day of the year to put food on the table for their family. In fact, according the United Way ALICE Report, about one-third of all households in New London County are struggling every day to make ends meet, even when working a full-time job.
United Way of Southeastern Connecticut wants to help everyone and anyone give back to their community through volunteer and engagement opportunities. Whatever your interests might be, United Way can help connect you to these opportunities.
Our third annual school supply drive has yielded more than 6,500 items. We are grateful to the community for rallying together to ensure that New London County students have the materials supplies needed for academic success. Click here to view photos of the deliveries to local schools on our Facebook page.
United Way of Southeastern Connecticut is pleased to announce that grants have been approved for four local programs that drive positive change for adolescents in New London County.
The Local Board for the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) has approved grants to expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in New London County. The total amount of the grants is $138,481, and it was awarded to nineteen local programs.
September is Hunger Action Month (HAM), when Feeding America and member food banks, including the Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Center and Citizens Bank, our HAM sponsor, ask everyone in America to take action to fight hunger in their community.
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