Monthly Emphasis

Every month, the money collected in the small brown envelopes provided during Sunday Services is donated to a different cause.  Monthly Emphasis has donated to WHEAT, Heifer International, One Great Hour of Sharing, Silver Lake Scholarship Fund, Blankets Plus(+), Helping Hands/Pastor fund, FISH, Fisher House West Haven, Yale New Haven Hospital Toy Closet, Neighbors in Need, Connecticut Food Bank, Christmas Fund, West Haven Community House, Beacon on the Hill Diaper Bank, Community Thanksgiving Dinner.

July Emphasis

 

FISH

The primary mission of FISH of Greater New Haven, Inc., is to provide grocery assistance to the home-bound in the New Haven area. They deliver free bags of nutritionally sound groceries to households in New Haven. The households include families with children, elderly, sick, disabled, veterans, unemployed and underemployed individuals who are often unable to travel to walk-in or mobile pantries and cannot afford an adequate supply of food. FISH is the only agency in the area to deliver free food to its (unfortunately) growing clientele. FISH of Greater New Haven remains a social service organization that is non-profit and non-denominational that relies on volunteers and donations.  Volunteers are active service providers, financial supporters, planners and evaluators. The idea of FISH started from a network of neighbors helping neighbors that started in 1961 in Oxford, England. The fish emblem that they chose is an ancient symbol of concern and caring.

 

Facts & Statistics:

- FISH is a pantry that delivers to 445 households each month,representing over 900 individuals

- 39% of our clients are senior citizens, and 26% are children

-On average, we purchase one bag of groceries for a little more than $9.00
 

To learn more about this amazing organization, visit their website here.