Local 2663 Helps CT Food Bank
Pictured, l-r: Local 2663 Vice President Marilyn Fox; CT Food Bank CEO Nancy Carrington; and Local 2663 President Paul Lavallee.
AFSCME Local 2663, representing 2,600 state employees in human and social services, donated $850 to Connecticut Food Bank. Local 2663 President Paul Lavallee and Treasurer Marilyn Fox presented the donation to Executive Director Nancy Carrington during a recent visit to the organization’s East Haven warehouse.
“We deeply appreciate the generosity of AFSCME Local 2663 union members,” Carrington said. “The bounty we collected for Thanksgiving has been given away to people in need. We have a critical need for donations now.”
Carrington added, “For every $10 donated to our organization, we’re able to distribute food for 34 meals. So Local 2663’s gift will translate into nearly 2,900 meals.”
Every year, AFSCME Local 2663, which represents approximately 2,500 employees in the State of Connecticut’s P-2 Human & Social Services bargaining unit, donates the proceeds from its annual membership picnic to a local non-profit organization.
“Our union members are proud to support the Connecticut Food Bank at a time when working families are struggling to make ends meet and put food on the table,” Lavallee said.
Connecticut Food Bank is the largest centralized source of donated, emergency food in Connecticut, providing food products to more than 650 soup kitchens, shelters, food pantries and daycare programs in Fairfield, Litchfield, Middlesex, New Haven, New London, and Windham counties. Learn more at www.ctfoodbank.org.