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Bloomfield, Conn., and Wallingford, Conn., January 7, 2021 – A month after announcing that Connecticut  Food Bank and Foodshare are in discussions to merge as one statewide organization, the two food banks  announced the launch of three new food distributions in New London, Norwich and Norwalk replicating  Foodshare’s emergency drive-thru food distribution at Rentschler Field in East Hartford. See attachment for details

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Wilton Quaker Meeting opposes the construction of the Killingly Energy Center (KEC), a 650 MW electric generating plant fueled by natural gas, whose projected cost is $500 million.  The policy of Connecticut must be critically focused on fully decarbonizing the energy economy, including providing renewable electric power for its residents.  

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We are selling 15 handmade, organic (naturally!) wreaths to raise money for the Quaker Meeting's peace and service projects. The cost is $25 and we will deliver one to you for free within 30 miles of Wilton CT. Who's in? You can email us at [email protected]. Thanks!

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Guns into Gardening Tools from the gun buyback we ran late last year!

We presented a number of gardening tools to Fodor Farm, the Norwalk community garden.

Also, a plaque with 2 of the tools commemorating the transformation of tools of death to those of life and sustenance. That's Dianne Keefe from our Quaker Meeting and Bishop Jim Curry, co-founder of Swords to Plowshares NE.

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Using a forge and anvils, the same team that held the gun buyback in Norwalk in November met to transform parts of guns into gardening tools. The team included members of the Wilton Quaker Meeting celebrating Sunday's World Quaker Day and members of Swords Into Plowshares Northeast.  The tools will be distributed to community gardening programs including at Norwalk's Fodor Farm. 

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Wilton Quakers are celebrating World Quaker Day on October 4, 2020. The theme this year is: ‘What does it mean to be a Quaker today? Living a Faithful Life in a Changing World’.

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