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Fighting Food Insecurity
CT Food Bank's Rachel Laibson, center, accepts a donation from Local 2663's Paul Lavallee and Marilyn Fox.
The holidays are fast approaching and food insecurity is a continuing problem in Connecticut.
Council 4 union members are doing something about. Two examples:
AFSCME Local 1303-421, representing Region 4 school employees in Essex, Deep River and Chester, donated $500 to the Shoreline Soup Kitchen and Pantry.
Local 1303-421 President Coral Rawn and Secretary Kim Johns recently presented the donation to Shirley Rutan, Coordinator for the Deep River Congregational Church meal site.
“We’re very grateful for the generosity of AFSCME Local 1303-421 members,” Rutan said. “Their contribution will go a long way.”
Rawn said union members decided to establish a Good and Welfare Committee for the purpose of making charitable donations. “It’s a good way for our union to give back and to support the communities where we live and work,” she said.
AFSCME Local 2663, representing nearly 2,500 state employees in human and social services, donated $1,300 to Connecticut Food Bank in East Haven.
“We are grateful for the heartfelt generosity of AFSCME Local 2663 union members,” said Rachel Laibson, Interim Chief Development Officer for Connecticut Food Bank. “Every dollar donated allows us to feed someone in need for one day, so we thank Local 2663 for stepping up to the plate.”
SSKP's Shirley Rutan, 2nd from right, accepts a contribution from Roberta Price, Coral Rawn and Kim Johns.
Thanks to our union members for caring on the job and in their communities!
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