Housing and Hunger Programs
General Contact: The Housing and Hunger Program has one point person who organizes the various programs as well as acts as a liaison between Middletown and campus. They organize fundraisers and awareness campaigns as well as sit on the county-wide anti-hunger task force. They also are in charge of the creation of new programs, and the expansion of current programs. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com if you are interested or have any questions about the general Housing and Hunger Program.
Middlesex County Habitat for Humanity: Wesleyan students, in partnership with the The Middlesex Habitat for Humanity of Connecticut, partake in local builds of homes that benefit low-income families. The Middlesex Habitat for Humanity chapter brings families and communities in need together with volunteers and resources to build decent affordable housing. Students can volunteer at the Habitat for Humanity Restore on Saturdays. Also, every year this group plans and participates in a Spring Break Trip to build a home. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
Food Rescue Program: Student volunteers pick up food that is normally wasted from Pi Cafe, Summerfields and Usdan to be deliver to Eddy Shelter. There are 12 pick-ups per week and students are assigned one shift per week; total commitment is about 30 minutes. Please contact email@example.com if you are interested.
Bread Salvage Program: Students pick up unsold bread products from Freihoffer’s Bread Company and deliver them to two schools in Middletown. Commitment is 1.5 hours/week. Days and times vary. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
Amazing Grace Food Pantry Program: This program encompasses many activities at the food pantry: monthly cooking classes, regular volunteering opportunities, special events and fundraisers, and other opportunities. Please contact email@example.com if you are interested.
Habitat for Humanity: This program engages with the community through builds and other projects. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.