SHOUT IT OUT! Middlesex Chamber Facebook Group #SupportLocalCT

In the words of the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce, our small business community is truly hurting and feeling the pain from events and public gatherings being canceled. We cannot continue to do business as usual. But, what can we do? SHOUT IT OUT! Join their Facebook Page and let everyone know more about your business, what goods and services you offer and most importantly that you are still OPEN for business just in a more unique fashion. Just looking for options? This is the place to go!

CT United Ways COVID-19 Response Fund & Middlesex United Way's Alice Local Fund

Middlesex United Way joined forces with United Ways across the state to create the Connecticut United Ways COVID-19 Response Fund. The fund will provide financial resources to individuals and families economically affected by the pandemic. They are seeking help from any person, family, or organization that is able do to so. If you would like to contribute, please click here to donate:

They also launched the 2020 ALICE Fund, a direct assistance fund, to ensure individuals and families in Middlesex County who are affected by the pandemic receive the much-needed support they need. To read more information, please read their overview here:

They are seeking help from any person, family, or organization that is able do to so. If you would like to contribute, please click here to donate:

Russell Library Tips for Staying Home Page

Russell Library has assembled a page filled with resources and tips for staying at home as well as ways to help the community. Check out their page here.

Community Needs

(Sourced from Middlesex United Way)

St. Vincent de Paul Middletown Soup Kitchen, 617 Main St.

In response to the Coronavirus, the dining room with be closed and only takeout meals will be available outside the soup kitchen from 11 AM to 12:30 PM Monday through Saturday. All access to the building will be denied, including restrooms. If you are able to do so, please donate the following items to St. Vincent de Paul (Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry). The following items are needed:
The Middletown Soup Kitchen (617 Main Street): Sliced meats and cheese and Bread.
The Food Pantry (16 Stack Street): Canned Tuna, Canned Vegetables, and Canned Soups.
These items can be dropped off directly at these locations.

The Amazing Grace Food Pantry, 16 Stack St.

Collecting donations from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Wed & Fri
Pasta, pasta sauce, baked beans, peanut butter, canned tuna, boxed cereal, and mac-‘n-cheese. If you have other non-perishable canned or boxed foods, they are also welcome!

Diaper and Formulas are also needed at this time.

Gilead Community Services, 222 Main St Ext, Middletown

Collecting donations from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Wed
Clorox wipes, hand sanitizer, regular masks, N95 masks, Thermometers, bleach, face shields to put over masks, and personal protective equipment.

At Home Child Care Providers, 35 Candlewood Lane, Middletown

Collecting donations from 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM Mon-Fri

Alcohol "clorox" wipes, bleach, diapers, and disinfectant spray

Middlesex YMCA

Sandwiches (they like ham, turkey & cheese, but P&J is also appreciated), fruit, and other healthy snacks are needed. Items do not need to be bagged as some may require refrigeration and it is easier to store them. The YMCA staff will take care of bagging the items. Food can be dropped off at the Middlesex YMCA Welcome Center, 99 Union Street, Middletown between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Middlesex Health

Middlesex Health gratefully accepts support from the community. Its needs change daily. Please click here for a current list of items that are being accepted and other ways that you can help.