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by Christopher Annino
On Saturday, June 20th, the Gemma E. Moran United Way Labor Food Center, New London, celebrated its 20th anniversary. Food, entertainment, and music by the band “Loose Change” was provided for the community and volunteers.
“A child should never go to bed hungry. The purpose of the food center is to remedy individuals who are down on their luck. Problems can’t be solved on an empty bellies,” said Gemma E. Moran, founder and director.
The center provides programs that support and improve the community wellness. It supplies people with basic human needs, and provides training and education for jobs.
Last year the center distributed over a million pounds of food and provided safe harbor to women and children of abusive environments.
This center thrives and is in existence because of its volunteers and Gemma’s dream to provide for the community.
For information, please call the Gemma E. Moran United Way Labor Food Center at 860.444.8050.