August 02, 2021
By Melanie Savage
POMFRET — Pomfret-based Loos & Company recently donated $500 to a local soup kitchen and food pantry.
The Covenant Soup Kitchen, located at 220 Valley St., Willimantic, is a nonprofit organization open every day, year-round. The kitchen serves more than 200 breakfast and lunch meals daily out of the basement of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Dinners are also served on Friday and Saturday evenings.
As of early July, Covenant staff and volunteers had put out 1,154,863 meals since the start of the pandemic.
The Loos & Co. donation was made possible by company employees choosing to receive a coronavirus vaccination. Each employee receiving a vaccine resulted in a $50 contribution made to a general donation fund.
Loos & Co., based in Pomfret, has over 60 years of experience in the wire and cable industry, and believes strongly in giving back to the community.
Employees were asked to provide recommendations for local organizations to support, and the soup kitchen was highly recommended.
This is the seventh $500 donation made by Loos & Company this summer. Other donations have been given to the Danielson United Methodist Church Food Pantry, the Pomfret Community/Senior Center, the Danielson Veterans Coffeehouse, the Putnam Daily Bread Food Pantry, the Norwich St. Vincent de Paul Place, and the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut’s Northeast Women & Girls Fund.
“We’re proud to be able to do this,” said Loos Director of Corporate Marketing Robert Davis. “We’re trying to make an impact and then follow-up with these organizations again in the future.”
Covenant Soup Kitchen Executive Director Kimberly Clark said the kitchen loves the community partnerships and appreciates the donations.
“Because we were well supported before the pandemic, we were able to make it through the pandemic without closing for even one day,” said Clark. “We didn’t panic because of these organizations’ support.”
Donations and volunteers are always needed at the soup kitchen. More information about the organization is available at covenantsoupkitchen.org.
Loos & Co., headquartered at 16B Mashamoquet Road in Pomfret Center, is the leader in the wire and cable industry. More information about Loos is available at loosco.com.