WAPJ Non-Profit Community Calendar

Foodshare’s Mobile Food Pantry will be at a number of locations throughout the state this week. More information at ctfoodshare.org

The Torrington Library will hold a program on junk journaling this Wednesday at 6 pm. For more information, torringtonlibrary.org

Litchfield Community Center will hold wellbeing fitness walks every Wednesday from 8 am to 9 am. For more information, thecommunitycenter.org

The Litchfield Jazz Camp is currently holding signups for sessions taking place June 30 to July 26 at The Frederick Gunn School in Washington, CT. More information at litchfieldjazzcamp.com

New Hartford’s Beekley Library will hold a bring your own dinner movie night this Thursday at 5 pm with a showing of the film Anatomy of a Fall. More information at beeklibrarylibrary.org

Upcoming Blood Drives
The Red Cross has announced the following blood drives (appointments are necessary, no walk ins):

Wednesday May 29 from 1 to 6 pm at Coe Memorial Civic Center, 101 Litchfield Street, Torrington, and from 1 to 6 pm at Litchfield Community Center, 421 Bantam Rd.

Thursday,  May 30 from 11 am to 4 pm at Our Lady of Hope Parish, 78 Litchfield Road, Harwinton

More information, redcrossblood.org.

Local Shelters & Food Pantries
FISH of Torrington operates a 35-bed Emergency shelter that accepts single adults and families with children. 5 beds are dedicated to veterans and their in-house food service provides breakfast and dinners to all residents. Intake hours are Monday to Sunday: 9 am to 11 pm. The length of stay is 90 days; however, veterans can stay longer. More information at 860-496-1648. FISH also provides supplemental food to those individuals and families who qualify using guidelines established by the Emergency Food Assistance Program. The Pantry is open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 10am to 3pm and Friday from 10am to 2pm or by appointment. Both food and monetary donations are accepted and needed. For more information, fishnwct.org

The YMCA operates an emergency shelter in the Winchester area.  More information at 860-379-0708.

The Salvation Army, Torrington Corps Community Center provides a food pantry for residents of Goshen and Torrington. ID for all household members and proof of income and expenses is required. Pantry Hours: Tuesday through Friday 9am-3pm. For more information, 860-482-3569. 

New Hartford’s Little Free Food Pantry is open 24/7 at St. John’s Episcopal Church on the Pine Meadow Green.

The Harwinton Food Pantry, located in the basement of the Town Hall, is stocked with canned food items and is open to Harwinton residents Tuesdays from 10:30-11:45am. For more information, 860-485-9613

The Town of Burlington’s food pantry for town residents is open Mondays through Fridays 8:30am-4pm. For more information, 860-673-6789

The Town of Thomaston’s food pantry serves town residents in emergency situations. Documentation required along with proof of residency. For more information, 203-558-0853.