United Way hosting five free Mobile Food Pantries in May

ites will also be part of the Eastern CT Health Collaborative's new Mobile Health Hub to offer additional services

The Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Center (Food Center), a program of United Way of Southeastern Connecticut, will host five drive-thru Mobile Pantries in the month of May.

As part of the Eastern CT Health Collaborative’s new Mobile Health Hub, other social service agencies will be on-site at all of the following Mobile Pantry deployments to provide additional information, support, and resources. You do not have to be in need of food in order to visit the other agencies and vice versa:

  • Wednesday, May 4, 5-6 p.m.
    • Stonington High School • 176 South Broad Street, Pawcatuck
    • Other agency on-site: TVCCA
  • Wednesday, May 11, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
    • Wequonnoc Elementary School, 155 Providence Street, Taftville
    • Other agencies on-site: Generations Family Health Center and TVCCA
  • Thursday, May 19, 4-5:30 p.m.
    • Griswold High School, 267 Slater Avenue, Griswold
    • Other agencies on-site: TVCCA and UCFS Healthcare
  • Wednesday, April 25, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
    • Jennings Elementary School, 50 Mercer Street, New London
    • Other agencies on-site: Mashantucket Pequot Tribe and TVCCA
  • Friday, May 27, 12:30-2:30 p.m.
    • St. John’s Christian Church, 346 Shennecossett Road, Groton
    • Other agency on-site: TVCCA

The sites are accessible for drive-thru or walk-up visitors. The goal is to serve 150-300 families facing hunger and food insecurity in our community at each site.

Anyone in need of food is welcome to attend and no paperwork is necessary. Guests are asked to remain in their car and open their trunk or have their backseat door unlocked where volunteers can place the food. Items distributed include protein, fresh produce, and nonperishable food items.

The Food Center provided the equivalent of 3.1 million meals last year through the emergency food network of programs in New London County and its Mobile Pantry.

For a schedule of Mobile Pantry stops and more in-depth information on what will be available, go to www.uwsect.org/calendar.

ABOUT UNITED WAY OF SOUTHEASTERN CONNECTICUT
United Way of Southeastern Connecticut is a locally-based non-profit organization supporting a network of health and human services, programs, and initiatives in New London County that work together to help people in need and improve community conditions. Supported programs make an impact in four areas: Basic Needs; Community Wellness; Promoting Independence; and Thriving Children.
 
United Way operates the Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Center which provides food to a network of free emergency food programs in New London County and a Mobile Pantry, at no cost to those in need. United Way supports 2-1-1 Connecticut for free information and referral 24/7 and Project Warm-up for one-time, emergency heating assistance. Visit United Way online at www.uwsect.org.