Hello Members of the American Baptist Churches of Connecticut,
Connecticut Foodshare is looking forward to having your help with the important mission of assisting our neighbors who struggle food insecurity.
Available dates to volunteer include:
Monday, June 20, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Bloomfield warehouse, 450 Woodland Ave.
Saturday, June 25, 9 a.m. to 12 noon at our Wallingford warehouse, 2 Research Parkway
Saturday, July 23, 9 a.m. to 12 noon at our Bloomfield warehouse, 450 Woodland Ave.
As of 6/15, there are only one of 8 reserved slots filled for Monday, June 20 at Bloomfield; no registrations so far for the Saturday, June 25 shift at the Wallingford warehouse; 2 for Saturday, July 23 at Wallingford.
Sign up below using the link:
This is a great opportunity for families, individuals, Huddles, small groups, etc!
Updated: Jun 16
We will be commemorating and celebrating Juneteenth, this Sunday, June 19th, as part of our service.
Juneteenth (officially Juneteenth National Independence Day, and also known as, Jubilee Day, Emancipation Day, Freedom Day, and Black Independence Day) is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating emancipation of enslaved African Americans. It is also often observed for celebrating African-American culture. Originating in Galveston, Texas, it has been celebrated annually on June 19 in various parts of the United States since 1865. The day was recognized as a federal holiday on June 17, 2021, when President Joe Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act into law. Juneteenth's commemoration is on the anniversary date of the June 19, 1865, announcement of General Order No. 3 by Union Army general Gordon Granger, proclaiming freedom for enslaved people in Texas, which was the last state of the Confederacy with institutional slavery. (read more)
The city of Hartford has a celebration planned at Bushnell Park on Sunday as well -- we encourage you to spend the day in Hartford and enjoy the festivities!