Waterford – Charter Oak, Federal Credit Union, announced Monday that it was providing $ 35,000 in emergency aid to 14 food pantry and eating programs in New London and Windham districts to help them meet the problem of increased food insecurity caused by the COVID-19 health crisis which continues.
The 14 agencies and organizations will each receive a $ 2,500 emergency food grant, something that the Charter Oak usually donates at the end of the year.
“We realize this health crisis is creating increasing pressure on food pantry, public kitchen and shelter, so this emergency fund will help refill their shelves to provide food assistance to those in need,” Brian A. Orenstein, president and chief executive officer Charter Oak, said in a statement.
Organizations that receive grants are: Always Home in Mystic; Caring & Sharing East Lyme; Kitchen Soup Agreement at Willimantic; Groton Social Service Food Lockers; Assisi Food Pantry friends at Danielson; Putnam-Harian Roti Interfaith Human Services; Montville Food Bank; New London Area Food Pantry; New London Community Dining 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’s Place in Norwich.
Credit unions have also formed a special section for Coronavirus updates CharterOak.org.
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