Mayor Toni Harp visited Lincoln-Bassett School Tuesday, April 1, to proclaim it National Service Recognition Day in the city of New Haven.
Her visit was part of the second annual Mayor’s Day of Recognition for National Service, when mayors across the country celebrate and thank members of various service groups – particularly AmeriCorps and Senior Corps – for the work they do.
By Cara Rosner
On a recent late-March morning, clients waiting for Jewish Family Service’s food pantry to open were particularly eager to stock up on staples. From the waiting area up front, many of them scanned the pantry, taking stock of what was on the shelves and strategizing where to head first once they were called.
While demand for the pantry is consistently high, it’s always the end of the month that brings an increased sense of urgency.
Neighbor-to-Neighbor LifeLine has awarded $274,000 to area nonprofits, giving them much-needed funding to help Greater New Haven households meet emergency food and shelter needs.
More than a dozen agencies, serving the New Haven area and Shoreline towns, received funding through the program. In all, $190,000 was disbursed for emergency housing programs and $84,000 was given out for emergency food programs.