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Make A Difference: Jewish Federation of Eastern Connecticut

WHO: More than 1,017 individuals have been served so far in 2019 by our food pantry. Many of these people come month after month for food.

AGENCY: Jewish Federation of Eastern CT

THEIR SITUATION: We have gotten to know many of our clients. The moms, dads, single parents, grandparents, retirees and disabled — these folks struggle each month to pay their bills and still have enough left over for food. One emergency will wipe out a carefully planned monthly budget. Last year, your generosity allowed us to help 15 families, many of which had four or more kids all under age 12. In most cases, we were able to provide these families with $50 worth of gift cards so they could buy toys for their kids. We were also able to help a couple of families that had a parent beginning a new job and in need of a uniform or special shoes. The federation is hoping to repeat its success this year with your continued generosity.

WHAT TO GIVE: Gift cards to Wal-Mart, Target, Stop & Shop or Shop-Rite will help provide Christmas items and basic needs.

TO DONATE: Mail or drop off gift cards to JFEC, 28 Channing St., New London, CT 06320. If you don’t have time to purchase a gift card, send us a check (made payable to JFEC) and we will be happy to purchase gift cards. Any questions, contact Mimi at (860) 442-8062 or



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