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Make a Financial Gift to support our critical services, including heat, water and electricity.  While these are overhead costs for some agencies, they are an essential part of our program services of shelter and food. Gifts may be made by check sent to Spooner House or securely online via PayPal by clicking the "Donate" button to the right.
Area Congregations Together
Our Mission
Spooner House is operated by Area Congregations Together, Inc. with the mission of providing food, shelter and support services to people in need. All of our energies are devoted to helping our clients establish a self-sufficient living situation. We recognize the dignity of our clients, we give them our respect and we deliver our services without proselytizing.
7 Ways To Help Fight Hunger This Summer
Now that school is out, kids that rely on free or reduced breakfast and lunch in school no longer receive these important meals. Some families struggle to provide these meals, and in turn, rely on food banks. Help Spooner House provide for increased need and beat the summer donation slump through our suggestions below!
And, download our PDF with these 7 suggestions to share with your family and friends.
Thank you Nielsen volunteers for helping out another year!
About 25 employees from Nielsen spent the day at Spooner House on June 11th as part of "Nielsen Cares Day". For the 4th year in a row, Nielsen employees helped out all around Spooner House. They brought 30 bags of mulch to beautify our gardens, repainted our bollards in the parking lot bright yellow, mowed the lawn and weeded, cleaned the children's playroom and men's dorm, organized the food in the food bank by date, and made a delicious homemade lunch, with special recipes from scratch. We were also very lucky to receive a donation of summer outdoor toys for our kids here at Spooner House for summer break as well.
1. Run a Neighborhood Food Drive
2. Organize a Food Drive at a Local Grocery Store
3. Collect at Summer Camp
4. Hold a Lemonade Stand for Spooner House!
5. Growing a Garden? Donate Your Extra Veggies!
6. Take Part in the Plumb Memorial Library Summer Reading Program
7. Making a Purchase on Amazon? Use Amazon Smile!
1. Print this "Neighborhood Wish List".
2. Fill in the information including date and time you will be collecting.
3. Distribute to your neighborhood.
4. Pick up the food on the indicated day.
5. Bring the food down to Spooner House: 30 Todd Road in Shelton!
Call up your local grocery store and ask if you can run a food drive for Spooner House outside the doors for a couple hours. Print this "Wish List" and hand it to people as they enter the store. Collect the donations, then bring them down to Spooner House. Let us know if you need any help!
Are you, your children, or grandchildren going to summer camp this summer? Ask if you can run a food collection for Spooner House there.
Set up a lemonade stand in your neighborhood and donate the proceeds to Spooner House. Every donation adds up and goes a long way in helping your neighbors in need!
Fresh produce is always appreciated at Spooner House, whether to be used in a meal at the shelter or to be given out to our food bank clients.
Sign up for the summer reading program at the Plumb Memorial Library in Shelton this summer and receive a bingo card. Achieve the "Pay It Forward" space by bringing in canned goods for Spooner House. Find our colorful posters and corresponding collection bins at the Plumb and make a donation every time you visit!
When you make a purchase through Amazon, consider using our "Amazon Smile" portal. When you order through this portal, a portion of your order will then support us!
Every year this group is extremely enthusiastic and we were very happy to have them back again this year! A big thank you goes out to Nielsen for all their hard work, especially in the humidity that day.