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Foodshare Partners with Center Church


HARTFORD –Foodshare is making efforts to reach more people in need for food.

Thanks to a generous capacity-building grant from the BJ’s Charitable Foundation, Foodshare has worked with Center Church—Meal Programs to help them purchase a commercial reach-in freezer and a commercial reach-in refrigerator, much-needed items that would otherwise be beyond their budget.

The new units will let them provide more perishable food to people in need. In addition to this recent collaboration, Foodshare provided 2,898 pounds of food to Center Church – Meal Programs in the past year to support its work to feed those individuals and families experiencing food insecurity in Hartford.

Center Church – Meal Programs provides several meals to the community throughout the week.  They serve a wide range of people, most of whom have lower income and more of whom are homeless or face housing instability.

This purchase was made possible through a grant awarded to Foodshare by the BJ’s Charitable Foundation. With this funding, Foodshare is able to help several food pantries, soup kitchens, and other partner programs in the greater Hartford area purchase new equipment to store and handle perishable food items, such as freezers, refrigerators, prep tables, and shelving. This increased capacity means that together we will be able to distribute more wholesome food, such as produce, meat, and dairy, to our food insecure neighbors.

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Latino Civil Rights Conference Set for LOB


HARTFORD — The Center for Latino Progress and the Latino and Puerto Rican Affairs Commission will hold a forum on civil rights at the Capitol on Oct. 10.

The event will be from 1 p.m. to 5: 30 p.m.  in Hearing Room 2c at the Legislative Office Building at 300 Capitol Ave., Hartford.

As a part of Hispanic Heritage Month celebration, the event will focus on housing and lending discrimination, human trafficking, and language access issues. In addition, members from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and other law agencies will be present to discuss civil rights concerns.

For more information, please call 860-240-8830.

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Latino Center Offers Free ESL Classes


HARTFORD — The Center For Latino Progress is now holding registration for free ESL classes to begin in Feb. 1.

Classes are Mondays through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at CFLP’s office at 95 Park St. There is limited enrollment.  This program has been developed to help those with limited English skills to improve their language and abilities to work in the customer service field.

At the completion of this program the participants will be able to successfully communicate in basic English and test for the National Professional Certification in Customer Service by the National Retail Federation Foundation.

This credential help employers distinguish and recognize qualified customer service professionals, and help define career advancement opportunities for candidates. By earning the professional certification in customer service, candidates can demonstrate their knowledge and skills in work areas that employers value, and exhibit commitment to professional growth.

Time testing accommodations are made for bilingual people, call us for an appointment.

The program is only to those seeking opportunities for employment and career advancement.  For information and to register, call Milagros Gonzalez at (860) 247-3227.

 

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