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Loos & Co., Inc Feeds the Hungry
Pomfret, CT, July 28, 2021— At local soup kitchens, feeding everyone at the table is more than a mission, it’s a mantra.
For Willimantic’s Covenant Soup Kitchen, that mantra may now be a little more attainable, thanks to a new donation from a community partner.
Pomfret’s Loos & Company proudly donated $500 this week to the local soup kitchen and food pantry.
The Covenant Soup Kitchen is a nonprofit organization that is open every day year-round at 220 Valley St., Willimantic.
The kitchen serves 200+ breakfast and lunch meals daily out of the basement of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Thread City. In addition, dinners are served on Friday and Saturday.
As of early July, staff and volunteers had put out 1,154,863 meals since the start of the pandemic.
Donations were made possible through Loos & Company employees choosing to receive a coronavirus vaccination. Once an employee received their vaccine, a $50 contribution was made to the general donation fund.
Employees were then asked to provide recommendations for local organizations to support, with the soup kitchen being highly recommended.
This is the seventh $500 donation to be made by Loos & Company this summer. Donations were recently given to the Danielson United Methodist Church Food Pantry, the Pomfret Community/Senior Center, the Danielson Veterans Coffeehouse, the Putnam Daily Bread Food Pantry, the Norwich St. Vincent de Paul Place, and the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut’s Northeast Women & Girls Fund.
“We’re proud to be able to do this,” said Loos Director of Corporate Marketing Robert Davis. “We’re trying to make an impact and then follow-up with these organizations again in the future.”
Covenant Soup Kitchen Executive Director Kimberly Clark said the kitchen loves the community partnerships and loves the donations.
“Because we were well supported before the pandemic, we were able to make it through the pandemic without closing for even one day,” Clark said. “We didn’t panic because of these organizations’ support.”
Donations and volunteers are always needed at the soup kitchen. More information about the organization is available at covenantsoupkitchen.org.
Loos & Co., headquartered at 16B Mashamoquet Road in Pomfret Center, is the leader in the wire and cable industry. More information about Loos is available at loosco.com.