Charter Oak providing emergency grants to local food pantries
Waterford — Charter Oak Federal Credit Union announced Monday it is providing $35,000 in emergency grants to 14 food pantries and meal programs in New London and Windham counties to help them meet growing food insecurity issues caused by the continuing COVID-19 health crisis.
The 14 agencies and organizations will each receive a $2,500 emergency food grant, something Charter Oak typically donates at year’s end.
“We realize this health crisis is creating mounting pressures on food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters, so this emergency funding will help restock their shelves to provide food assistance to those in need,” Brian A. Orenstein, Charter Oak’s president and chief executive officer, said in a statement.
Organizations receiving grants are: Always Home in Mystic; Care & Share of East Lyme; Covenant Soup Kitchen in Willimantic; Groton Social Services Food Lockers; Friends of Assisi Food Pantry in Danielson; Interfaith Human Services of Putnam-Daily Bread; Montville Food Bank; New London Area Food Pantry; New London Community Meal Center; New London Homeless Hospitality Center; Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center; Rosalyn Allen Food Pantry in Norwich; Saint Mary’s Church Food Pantry in Jewett City; and Saint Vincent de Paul Place in Norwich.
The credit union also has established a special Coronavirus updates section of CharterOak.org.
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