November 2015 Newsletter

Tuesday - November 10, 2015

Our November newsletter is now available!

Please click HERE to view or download it. (PDF format.)

St. Vincent de Paul Place | 11:35 AM

Totem Poles of Kindness

Monday - November 9, 2015

We've been asked to spread the word as a local group of kind-hearted folks plan to wrap trees in Brown Memorial Park with scarves for those in need to take.

If you would like to donate some scarves or visit the event the park is located at 100 Chelsea Harbor Drive here in Norwich. They will be there from 12:00 noon to 1:30pm on Sunday, November 15th.

You can click HERE to view their flyer.

St. Vincent de Paul Place | 3:58 PM

October Newsletter

Friday - October 16, 2015

Our October newsletter is now available!

Please click HERE to view or download it. (PDF format.)

St. Vincent de Paul Place | 12:42 PM

New Refrigerator Received!

Wednesday - July 8, 2015

Great news!

Our food pantry has a new 49-cubic foot refrigerator courtesy of a Connecticut Food Bank Program Capacity Equipment Grant. The Connecticut Food Bank offered this opportunity through the Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Center in New London, which supplies us with food, including fresh fruits and vegetables.

In addition to the Food Center, local farms including Hart’s Greenhouse, LoPresti Farm, Malerba’s Farm, Orchard Hill Farm, and others generously supply large amounts of fresh produce. Supermarkets such as Stop & Shop kindly donate their excess produce. St. Mark Lutheran Church provides veggies regularly from their Community Garden, as does Small Potatoes from their Seeds to Soup Garden, and others.

Individuals also donate produce they have grown, adding to the quantity and variety available to pantry participants.

Previously, lack of cold storage meant that perishable fruits and vegetables had to be distributed as soon as they were received. The new refrigerator allows us to increase the amount of produce we acquire and distribute. We have been able to store kale, mangoes, apples, and pears, enabling us to offer them to pantry participants on multiple days.

As the warm weather arrives and more local produce becomes available, the refrigerator will be essential to keeping produce fresh.

Thank you to Connecticut Food Bank for making this opportunity available!

St. Vincent de Paul Place | 2:15 PM

Lisbon Landing Toy Drive

Wednesday - December 3, 2014

The Stores at Lisbon Landing will be hosting a toy drive to benefit St. Vincent de Paul Place between Black Friday (November 28) and December 15.

Just bring an unwrapped toy to the stores at Lisbon Landing and drop it off in the boxes. They will be at stores like Petco, Walmart, and Home Depot (for a list of participating stores, please check the Lisbon Landing website for more details).

Thank you so much for all your help!

St. Vincent de Paul Place | 8:39 AM