NOTE: This page will be updated as information is confirmed. While the government has been temporarily opened and there are plans to present a bill(s) to endsure this can never happen again, there is a strong possibility the government will shutdown again on February 15, 2019. We will continue to support Connecticut residents who need help.
**The state Department of Labor hopes to help some of the approximately 1,500 federal employees likely affected by the partial federal government shutdown, and who work or live in Connecticut. CLICK HERE ( This page remains active. )
GUILFORD, CT: While a deal is in place to re-open the government for three weeks, one shoreline town is not slowing down when it comes to helping its neighbors in need.
Last week a few residents in town, formed the group Guilford Cares, a shoreline community that’s home to Coast Guard housing with the Coast Guard station just down I-95 in New Haven.
If you are impacted and are looking for help, you can contact Spurrell by phone at 203-627-4404 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Foodshare wil continue:
Foodshare is now offering two options to federal employees in need of food and supplies during the temporary OPEN as employees wait for their back pay.
- A food pantry every Wednesday from 4–7 p.m. at Foodshare (450 Woodland Avenue in Bloomfield)
- A mobile pop-up pantry every Thursday from 7-9 a.m. at the TSA offices (336 Ella Grasso Turnpike in Windsor Locks)
Foodshare will provide these services throughout the duration of the partial government shutdown. Employees are requested to bring their federal photo IDs and reusable shopping bags.
These extra services are a part of our mission as a foodbank, but they are both costly and unbudgeted. Members of the public who are able to financially support Foodshare during this time are encouraged to visit www.foodshare.org.
Lawmakers, TSA workers react to end of government shutdown CLICK HERE to see and hear their stories.