The Greenwich United Way issued a $25,000 emergency grant for Neighbor to Neighbor. The funds will help expand the organization’s Food Pantry and its ability to provide groceries for town residents in need during this challenging time.
Because of Covid-19, the residents served by Neighbor to Neighbor’s Food Pantry are at extreme risk due to loss of income and increased food insecurity.
Neighbor to Neighbor anticipates a significant rise in neighbors needing assistance with food and is dedicated to meeting those needs.
“This is a critical time for our community and we are extremely grateful for the Greenwich United Way’s emergency funds grant,” said Margaret Tjimos Goldberg, Executive Director of Neighbor to Neighbor. “We remain committed to providing food for our families in need, especially during this period of insecurity.”
“Greenwich is fortunate to have Neighbor to Neighbor in our town and we are proud to support their work during these uncertain times,” said David Rabin, CEO of the Greenwich United Way.
The Neighbor to Neighbor Food Pantry provides Greenwich residents with income below 200% of federal poverty guidelines with three days’ worth of food for each member of the family each week. Eligible clients are able to choose from a healthy array of food in their “client choice” pantry. A nutritionist-designed point system assures that clients receive food that will allow them to prepare healthy meals. Because Neighbor to Neighbor buys in bulk, every $1 donation results in $2.50 worth of food. Donations can be made here.
The Greenwich United Way shares a name with approximately 1,200 other similar organizations across the nation, although the Greenwich, Connecticut division is a privately incorporated, locally governed, nonprofit agency.
As a volunteer-driven organization, the Greenwich United Way exists to help identify and address the health, educational and self-sufficiency needs specific to its local community and to create and affect meaningful, lasting solutions. Through various fundraising efforts and on-going research, the organization is able to directly grant the funds necessary to accomplish this goal.
The Greenwich United Way also invests in and conducts collaborative efforts to address broad-based community needs with partnering nonprofit agencies. For more information, visit https://greenwichunitedway.org