LETTERS: The United Way of Meriden and Wallingford’s annual campaign

LETTERS: The United Way of Meriden and Wallingford’s annual campaign

Food insecurity is a persistent problem


 As we celebrate the Holiday season with traditional holiday meals, we should to take a minute to consider those less fortunate among us who may not share the same good fortune.

As a community we do well by delivering Thanksgiving and Christmas meals to deserving families. but food insecurity is a persistent, everyday problem for too many. Food insecurity and community needs like it are addressed on a daily basis by volunteer groups and nonprofit organizations supported in part by your United Way of Meriden and Wallingford and our partner agencies.

We are currently engaged in our Annual Campaign and in spite of improving economic conditions, philanthropic giving to organizations like ours is not growing as in past years. Real community needs continue to grow while our ability to address them does not.

So, please, consider a gift to your United Way through an employee campaign, or by a direct contribution to the United Way of Meriden and Wallingford, 35 Pleasant Street #1E, Meriden, CT 06450, or unitedwaymw.org. No contribution is too small and be assured that each dollar you contribute to the United Way Campaign goes directly a deserving agency working to improve the quality of community life in Meriden and Wallingford.

Your generosity will enable the United Way and our partner agencies to assist many of your neighbors to lead healthy, dignified, productive lives and become the best versions of themselves.

George McGoldrick, board president, United Way of Meriden-Wallingford