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28 September 2020

Naugatuck Valley Community College Food Pantry Keeping Up with Demand by Collaborating with United Way and the Connecticut Community Foundation

Naugatuck Valley Community College Food Pantry Keeping Up with Demand by Collaborating with United Way and the Connecticut Community Foundation

Through the height of the pandemic, even with the NVCC campus closure, the College’s Food Pantry kept up with food insecurity needs by distributing home delivery packages to almost 400 students. The College was able to meet these demands and keep the services going with assistance from grants from the United Way of Greater Waterbury and the Connecticut Community Foundation.

Since the re-opening of campus, NVCC has stocked the Student Food Pantry with over 500 lbs. of food from the Connecticut Food Bank. 

The NVCC Student Food Pantry on the Waterbury campus opened on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 for the fall semester, and it will serve students Monday and Thursday from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. and on Tuesday from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Students may call the Pantry at 203-596-8717 or email NV-Pantry@nv.edu to place their grocery orders, and they may pick up their groceries on Tuesday and Thursday by appointment only. Students have the option of a grab-and-go bag when grocery orders are placed. In addition, the NVCC Student Food Pantry will continue home delivery packages to students who are unable to pick up their groceries. 

In addition to the leadership of Kathleen LeBlanc, MS, MSW, Professor & Program Coordinator Human Services & Social Work Studies, and Angela Chapman, Associate Dean of Development, who co-chair the organization and efforts of the NVCC Food Pantry, the Pantry is further supported through NVCC's third year of the Americorps Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) Campus Compact grant. AmeriCorps VISTA supports efforts to alleviate poverty by providing opportunities for its full-time service to create or expand programs designed to empower individuals and communities in overcoming poverty.  LeBlanc and Chapman are pleased to introduce Marcia Parent, an NVCC alumna, who was appointed as the NVCC VISTA for the 2020-2021 academic year.

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