Pledge to Volunteer: Make a Difference in 2017

04/Jan/17 / 16:01 / Paul Shipman

by Bernie Beaudreau   Volunteers are vital for the success of our work. Without them, we could not reach even a fraction of the people in need that we currently serve. Volunteers help us in many ways, from office work to food sorting and distribution and in education and advocacy. Each role is necessary for […]

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The Fruit Bowl

20/Dec/16 / 16:16 / Paul Shipman

This entry was written by guest blogger Tina, a freelance writer living in Southwestern Connecticut, who struggles to make ends meet, despite work as a freelance writer and efforts to find full-time employment. If you or someone you know has a story about a personal experience as someone in need of food assistance, share your […]

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Cold and Compassion at the Mobile Pantry in Winsted

16/Dec/16 / 13:35 / Paul Shipman

by Bernie Beaudreau   We found a way to help protect pantry shoppers from the arctic chill. And volunteers warmed their experience. But there’s a public compassion gap when dealing with people who struggle with hunger and poverty.   On Thursday, December 15, the polar vortex moving into northern Connecticut began dropping temperatures so that […]

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