United Way offering five free mobile food pantries in November

The Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Center (Food Center) will host five free, drive-thru Mobile Pantries in the month of November.

As part of the Eastern CT Health Collaborative’s Mobile Health Hub, other social service agencies will be on-site at two of the following Mobile Pantry deployments to provide additional health-related information, referrals, and resources.

You do not have to be in need of food in order to speak with the healthcare agencies. Please note that due to the holidays, some of the regularly scheduled deployment dates have changed:

Wednesday, November 2 • 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Stonington High School • 176 South Broad Street, Pawcatuck

Wednesday, November 9 • 4-5 p.m.
Three Rivers Community College • 574 New London Turnpike
The Mobile Health Hub will also be on site providing health-related resources, services, information, and referral

Wednesday, November 16 • 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Jennings Elementary School • 50 Mercer Street, New London

Thursday, November 17 • 4-5:30 p.m.
Griswold High School • 267 Slater Avenue, Griswold
The Mobile Health Hub will also be on site providing health-related resources, services, information, and referral

Monday, November 21 • 12:30-2 p.m.
St. John’s Christian Church • 346 Shennecossett Road, Groton

The sites are accessible for drive-thru or walk-up visitors. The goal is to serve 150-300 families struggling with 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.

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