New Opportunities’ Pantry Program

Sunday, November 30, 2014
Courtesy: 
Meriden Record-Journal
Meriden, CT

Rising prices, a sagging economy, escalating taxes and vacillating energy costs have brought a record number of applicants to New Opportunities of Greater Meriden’s Food Pantry Program. New Opportunities Assistant Community Services Director, Ola Brown said heavy demand has stretched the pantry’s resources to very low levels.

A number of federal and university studies claim one-in-six Americans is having problems accessing enough to eat. A large number of new pantry subscribers are using our services because rising prices and taxes have maxed out their household budgets.

Brown said New Opportunities provides, “full agency assessments” to pantry users to determine their eligibility for New Opportunities’ other services. Pantry hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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