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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Updated ALICE Report: 4 out of 10 Families in Connecticut Struggle to Pay for Basic Needs
As I continue my work here at United Way, I have realized how important having a strong support system is. I used to believe support only made a difference if it was monetary. However, that is not the case. In fact, there are many ways an individual can support a cause, an operation, an organization, or even a person. Here are my top five ways to easily support United Way of Southeastern Connecticut:
United Way of Southeastern Connecticut believes that all children should have the opportunity for academic success, and that our local schools and teachers should also be supported in that aim. That’s why United Way has created numerous ways in which individuals, organizations, and businesses in our community can work together to support education.
Whether you are finishing up a semester in college, beginning a new career, or waiting for the new school year to start, you can become a volunteer this summer. Here are my top five reasons why volunteering this summer is well worth your time.