U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro’s voice was rising. “Overwhelm the system,” she challenged a crowd at New Haven‘s Criterion Theater on Monday night. “You call and you tell [elected officials] that they are at their own peril if they are willing to cut $20 billion from food stamp program.”
Neighbor-to-Neighbor LifeLine has awarded $270,000 in emergency food and shelter grants to area nonprofits, allowing them to meet the urgent needs of Greater New Haven individuals and families.
Despite some signs of economic recovery, the New Haven region continues to struggle, and many of our residents are still suffering from the after-effects of the recession.
The following brief video offers some highlights from the recent Hands-On Saturday, when more than 50 volunteers worked to improve four community gardens in New Haven and Hamden. Thanks to their hard work, the gardens are ready to fulfill their primary purpose: providing healhty food to people in the community. Thank you to all who volunteered!