Month: September 2017

#Stratford Mobile Food Pantry Program is Extended into September

Stratford, Connecticut (August 31st, 2017) –Due to its success in July and August, the Connecticut Food Bank Mobile Pantry program will offer an additional distribution date for Stratford residents in September. The Mobile Pantry program addresses the need to decrease food insecurity by minimizing major barriers such as transportation and cost associated with purchasing fresh food.


On Tuesday, September 12th, the mobile food pantry will be located at Holy Name of Jesus Church (1950 Barnum Avenue) from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. to distribute a variety of free fresh and nutritious food to both individuals and families. The mobile pantry will include items such as dairy, vegetables, fruit, whole grains, and other perishable items.


“The Connecticut Food Bank and Holy Name of Jesus Church have been instrumental in making this program successful,” says Andrea Boissevain, the Director of Health for the Stratford Health Department, “we are very thankful for the opportunity to continue offering fresh food to our residents.”


If you have any questions regarding the mobile pantry delivery please call Fred Goodman at (203) 469-5000.

Malloy Sends Cargo Plane and 8 Airmen To Texas

HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that the State of Connecticut has deployed a C-130H cargo plane and eight Airmen from the 103rd Airlift Wing of the Connecticut National Guard to help with Hurricane Harvey response and recovery efforts in Texas.  The unit, which departed from the Bradley Air National Guard Base in East Granby this afternoon, includes C-130H pilots, crewmembers, loadmasters, and maintainers.


“We know what it’s like to experience extreme weather events, and we know how vital it is for local and state governments to work together and provide assistance during times of natural disasters or other emergencies,” Governor Malloy said.  “I thank our Connecticut Air National Guardsmen for taking on this mission to give Texas aid during this great time of need.  The State of Connecticut stands ready to provide support in the ongoing response and recovery efforts.  The growing emergence of extreme weather events has transformed the way we respond to emergencies and is a key reason why we must continue strengthening our infrastructure to withstand the types of catastrophic storms that we’ve experienced in recent years.”


“I want to thank the Connecticut Air National Guardsmen deploying to Texas, and their families, for their service,” Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman said.  “Connecticut knows firsthand how important additional support and resources are during storm recovery.  This mission will render assistance and bring critical supplies to the people of Texas – and remind them that Connecticut is with them and stands ready to help.”


“Our thoughts and prayers are with all suffering from the effects of Hurricane Harvey,” Major General Thaddeus J. Martin, Adjutant General and Commander of the Connecticut National Guard, said.  “Even on the heels of the unit’s first large-scale, overseas deployment, the 103rdAirlift Wing – and the entire Connecticut National Guard – stands ready to aid the men and women of this nation anytime, anywhere.”


Less than two months ago, more than 200 members of the 103rd Airlift Wing returned from a deployment that saw the unit stationed at multiple locations throughout Southwest Asia, supporting Expeditionary Combat Support operations that included tactical airlift, maintenance, security, and logistics support.


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