Neighbor to Neighbor Announces New Temporary Location for Food Pantry Operation

Neighbor to Neighbor confirms its new temporary location as they prepare their move from the Arch Street Teen Center by April 30, 2021.

After an extensive outreach and appeal to the Greenwich community, North Greenwich Congregational Church, located at 606 Riversville Road, has offered a temporary home for the food pantry operation while Neighbor to Neighbor completes construction of their new facility on the Christ Church campus, which is anticipated for this fall.

North Greenwich Congregational Church council chair, Carolyn Tyson, said in a release, “We are excited to expand our longstanding support of Neighbor to Neighbor by offering them our fellowship building until their new facility is ready. We can offer bright, convenient, one-level space with plenty of parking that has seen little use during the
pandemic. We look forward to welcoming Neighbor to Neighbor and assisting them in every way possible!”

Margaret Goldberg, Executive Director at Neighbor to Neighbor, said “We are thrilled to announce this temporary relocation to North Greenwich Congregational Church, where the congregation was unanimous in its support. We have worked closely with the Town of Greenwich to identify a suitable town facility, however our list of needs
and requirements is quite extensive due to the level of inventory and food delivery logistics. We must also remain mindful of COVID safety requirements which impacts the interior workspace. The North Greenwich facility matches so many of our current needs as we look forward to the completion of our new facility.”

Round Hill Association’s, Patricia Lovejoy, first identified Neighbor to Neighbor’s temporary need for space and how it might fit with the space available at North Greenwich Congregational Church. Ms. Lovejoy is rejoicing that this solution came just in time, as Neighbor to Neighbor was scheduled to leave its current Arch Street location
this month.

Curbside services will operate out of the former Christ Church food pantry, 248 East Putnam Avenue, effective Wednesday, May 5th. Days of operation will be Wednesdays and Thursdays, 3:30-5:30pm, and Saturday mornings, 8:30-12:30pm. Curbside service will continue to provide pre-packed grocery bags. Margaret Goldberg emphasized,
“Christ Church has traditionally been our home base of operations and we look forward to completing our journey, unifying staff, volunteers, and operations under one roof in the new building.”

The last day for curbside service at the Arch Street Teen Center will be Thursday, April 29.

The Clothing Room will remain closed.

“We would like to extend our many thanks to the Arch Street Teen Center for the use of their space over the past 13 months,” Neighbor to Neighbor said in the release.”The Teen Center has allowed us to continuously support over 500 households a week throughout the pandemic.”

See also:

Town Seeks to Help Neighbor to Neighbor with New Interim Location for Pandemic Food Distribution