A NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR
Thank you for visiting our webpage. The Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center provides food to more than 1,400 people on a yearly basis. That equates to more than 400,000 pounds of food! People who are homeless or reside in Westerly, Stonington or North Stonington, and meet certain income guidelines, have access to fresh fruit and veggies, dairy, bread and non-perishables.
In addition, children receive food through the year-round Weekender Backpack Program. Each week, we change the menu so that parents can offer a variety of meals. In the spring, fresh vegetables arrive from our community garden, local stores and the gardens of our donating neighbors. In May, local elementary school students will start planting. Throughout the season, scout troops, corporations, families and individuals will donate their time as well.
Our Pet Shoppe provides free pet food. Keeping Babies Warm and Well provides free diapers, formula and baby food. The Daily Living Closet provides free personal hygiene items, and the Clothing Closet provides free clothing and linens.
All items are provided by donations. We know that our neighbors need more than physical items. Therefore, caseworkers are available to help find housing, obtain heating and utility assistance and enrollment in SNAP benefits. Our Job Search Center provides computers for job searches and resume building. Job opportunities are posted on our bulletin boards and employers are invited to our Community Breakfast/Job Fair on the last Friday of each month.
We could not exist without the donors and volunteers who work at the Neighborhood Center every day. Last year, more than 300 people donated their time at the PNC.
Most of our volunteers are also members of our Senior Center. A typical volunteer might work one day in the food pantry, take a line dancing class the next day, join in Zumba or painting, eat lunch in the Granato Senior Center and then take a trip to a theater.
Veterans meet for the TVCCA Veterans Coffee Hour on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. Safe Futures holds a group on the 2nd Thursday of the month, the Stonington Library brings books for check-out every Wednesday and the VNA offers a free wellness clinic.
Why not try yoga, painting, volunteering, socializing, eating, dancing, creative writing or any of the many activities found on the pages of this website? For more than 30 years, locals have found a way to participate at the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center. Come join us!
The mission of the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center is to be the resource for basic needs for people experiencing financial hardship; and services for seniors in need of socialization and transportation for those living in Pawcatuck, Stonington, North Stonington and Westerly.
The U.S Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against it's customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin,age,disability,sex,gender identity, religion,reprisal and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, sexual orientation, familial or parental status, or all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program or protected generic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)
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Tuesday 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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