Neighbor to Neighbor

 

 

OUR MISSION

Neighbor to Neighbor is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving residents in need throughout the Greenwich area. We improve lives by providing for the exchange of food, clothing and basic living essentials in an atmosphere of kindness and respect.

OUR HISTORY

In 1975, Neighbor to Neighbor opened its doors in the basement of Christ Church Greenwich. A group of concerned individuals established Neighbor as a clearinghouse for the distribution of free clothing and food to people with emergency needs in Greenwich, Stamford and Port Chester.

In 1984, the Greenwich Department of Social Services asked Neighbor to initiate a weekly food program for Greenwich families in great need of assistance in the face of increasing cost of living expenses. Volunteers packed bags with a variety of available food items to supply families with three meals, for three days, for each member of the family.

In 2001, Neighbor computerized its operations and entered client information into a database. This allowed for the implementation of an appointment system in the Clothing Room. Clients are given appointments for their Clothing Room visits and this has eliminated the waiting time and crowded shopping experiences.

In September 2005, Neighbor opened a “Client Choice” Food Pantry, one of only a few operating in the state of Connecticut. Clients now have the opportunity to choose their own nutritious food with the aid of a shopping list provided with quantity guidelines and based on  the number of people in their family.

In July of 2011, Neighbor to Neighbor was honored to be named a community partner of the Greenwich United Way.

Today, in addition to responding to emergencies, Neighbor to Neighbor proudly provides on-going supplemental food and clothing to individuals and families in the greater Greenwich area.


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