West End Items of Interest February 2018

The West End Food Pantry is sorely in need for food for our hungry neighbors.

Non-perishable food items are always welcome at the WECA Board/Community Meeting held on the 1st Tuesday of every month.


Souper Bowl of Caring – Sunday, February 4th

Now in its 28th year, Souper Bowl of Caring utilizes the football Super Bowl weekend in America to mobilize people, especially young people, to fight hunger and poverty in their local communities. The vision is to transform Super Bowl weekend into America’s largest youth-led weekend of giving and serving. All funds raised remain in local communities.

United Methodist Church of Hartford participates by collecting monetary donations for its Feeding Ministries and cans of soup and other non-perishables for the West End Food Pantry. Help us score numbers of “touchdowns” for hunger alleviation!!  On that Sunday, February 4, let’s ring the sanctuary with canned goods, and fill the soup pots with money. (Checks should be made out to UMCOH, with Feeding Ministries listed on the memo line.) Score a touchdown for alleviating hunger!


Pipes Alive!, a series of half-hour organ recitals , continues on Sunday, February 4, at 12:30 p.m. West End resident Jim Barry will present a program of Odds and Evens, exploring music in a variety of meters. Mr. Barry will play music by Susa, Bourgeois, Hancock, Brubeck, and Rutter. The recital will be held at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 679 Farmington Avenue, West Hartford. Admission is free. For more information: www.RedDoorMusic.org.