D’Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC Participating in Food Drive
Posted on behalf of D'Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC on Nov 10, 2015 in Firm News
The Waterbury Bar Association Young Lawyers are collecting food for the Greater Waterbury Interfaith-Ministries’ (GWIM) Food Pantry. To help support this worthy cause, D’Amico & Pettinicchi will be accepting donations of non-perishable food items at our offices from now until Monday, Nov. 23, 2015.
The GWIM emergency food pantry is an important community resource that helps people in need by providing emergency food and other resources. The food pantry feeds over 1,000 people every month in Waterbury, providing an average of 14,000 meals. The organization also runs a soup kitchen that offers hot meals six days a week to the hungry.
In addition to the food pantry and soup kitchen, GWIM offers support to the homeless and hungry through referrals to social services such as Social Security, veterans’ assistance, shelters, health care and other community services. Last year, they also began renovation work on a new dining facility for the hungry.
The United Stated Department of Agriculture estimates that one in four Americans are dependent on some form of Federal nutrition assistance program at some point during the year. Programs like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program often do not provide enough food for a family for an entire month. Families struggling with poverty often rely on donation programs, like the GWIM food pantry, to keep from going hungry.
The food pantry is heavily reliant on community supported donations, such as the food drive by the Waterbury Bar Association Young Lawyers group. This is the second year D’Amico & Pettinicchi will be supporting the food drive.
Donations of canned goods, dried foods and other non-perishable food items can be dropped off at our offices at 465 Straits Turnpike in Watertown, CT between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. We will be accepting donations until Monday, Nov. 23.