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Chelsea Groton Bank Stands Up for Hunger

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.

United Way Honors Partners

United Way of Southeastern Connecticut hosted its Campaign Celebration event to recognize local businesses and organizations that run outstanding fundraising campaigns and volunteer year-round on behalf of United Way. More than 300 community members gathered at the Cabaret Theatre at Mohegan Sun to celebrate the achievement.


Schools Awarded Grants to Grow School Garden Programs

The Ledge Light Health District has announced the recipients of the 2015 Outdoor Edible School Garden Grants. A total of nine schools in New London County will receive $500, funded through the District's USDA Farm to School and CT Dept. of Public Health Prevention grants. The grant program is designed to support schools in New London County, by offering seed money from which to launch or expand their own school garden program.

Food Center Volunteers Honored

On March 31, volunteers gathered at the Groton Inn & Suites to be recognized for their contributions to the Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Center. In 2014, more than 11,000 hours of volunteer time was donated to the Food Center. Volunteer activities include helping to package and deliver product after local food shows, working at the Mobile Food Pantry, gleaning from local farms and at the Coogan Farm Giving Garden, and helping with sorting food, packaging items, and other daily tasks at the Food Center warehouse.

CT Food Bank Donates Refrigerators to Local Programs

Recently, Connecticut Food Bank (CFB) granted a brand-new, two-door steel refrigerators to two local emergency food programs and member agencies of the Food Center. The local programs are St. Vincent dePaul Place in Norwich and the New London Area Food Pantry.

The goal of the program capacity equipment grant is to increase fresh, healthy food distributions through these programs. The overall goal is to increase people's access to healthy food. The refrigerators will help the programs keep food that they receive through donations and through our Food Center fresher longer.

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