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United Way Of CT
Text to 9-1-1 is Available in Connecticut
Text to 9-1-1 is now available in Connecticut. If you are in emergency situation and it is unsafe to speak or you have an injury or disability that prevents you from speaking, use your mobile phone to send a text message to 9-1-1.
How does text to 9-1-1 work?
- Enter the numbers 911 in the "To" field of your cellphone.
- Text the exact location of the emergency.
- Briefly describe what kind of help you need.
- Push the "Send" button.
- Respond to any questions.
- Follow instructions.
- Don't text and drive. Pull over when it's safe.
For more information, visit www.text911ct.org or click the links below to download a program flyer or community awareness poster.
Healthy Food Donation List
Food pantries strive to provide a variety of healthy food choices for the individuals they serve.Some Connecticut families rely on food pantries as a main source of food and many people have health issues such as heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure that require special diets.
When making generous donations to food pantries in your community, consider donating items off of the Healthy Food Donation List. This list is based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and offers healthier options to donate that will meet the health needs of those who rely on food pantries.
Food pantry clients often face choosing between food, medicine, and other expenses. Donating items off of the Health Food Donation List can help ensure that those who rely on food panties have access to healthy food. Click below to download the Healthy Food Donation list in English (above) or Spanish.
Lista de Donaciones de Alimentos Saludables
The 2-1-1 Connecticut database of health and human services resources contains almost 400 food pantries. Visit www.211ct.org and search "Food Pantries" to locate a food pantry in your community.