'Soul Food for a Cause' raising money for disaster response fund; here's how to take part

Published on Tuesday, 4 May 2021 13:26
Written by Catherine Shen


NEW BRITAIN – A fundraiser event hosted by the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain and My Wife Didn’t Cook hopes to raise money for the Greater New Britain Disaster Response Fund.

“Soul Food for a Cause” will be happening this Thursday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at My Wife Didn’t Cook, 89 W. Main St. in New Britain or from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Buckland Hills Mall food court, located at 194 Buckland Hills Dr. in Manchester. Customers who visit and mention the code, “Foundation,” will support their community while enjoying their meal. The code works for both eat in and take out.

My Wife Didn’t Cook will contribute 20% of the sales collected toward the Greater New Britain Disaster Response Fund at the foundation.

“This event is important for two reasons: it supports a local business downtown and it also will help us to have more funds available to help New Britain residents who are displaced from their homes due to a natural disaster. Last year alone, over $2,500 helped fire victims in the city,” said Joeline Wruck, the foundation’s director of Community Initiatives and Program Services.

The proceeds from Soul Food for a Cause will be designated specifically for displaced local residents, according to the foundation. For those who can’t participate are asked to consider donating directly to the fund at: cfgnb.org/donate-now and select Greater New Britain Disaster Relief Fund.

The purpose of the Greater New Britain Disaster Response Fund is to make resources available to local government community service departments and crisis coordinators to meet the basic needs of residents from Berlin, New Britain, Plainville and Southington who are displaced from their homes for an extended period of time due to a natural disaster such as fire, flood, or other weather-related event.

Funds may also be used to support individual municipalities for basic food and shelter expenses related to temporarily supporting residents displaced due to a natural disaster. It is also a fund that the community can contribute to prior to or in time of crisis and will provide funds to the towns for affected residents in a responsible manner, according to the foundation.

Posted in New Britain Herald, Berlin, New Britain, Plainville, Southington Herald on Tuesday, 4 May 2021 13:26. Updated: Tuesday, 4 May 2021 13:28.