Welcome to All In for Seymour!

All In for Seymour is an alliance of community members and local organizations working to ensure that everyone in Seymour has a safe and dependable place to live, a place where access to food is secure and a place in the decisions that affect our lives ... [ more ]

‘All In’ Civic Groups in CT Focus on Housing, Food Insecurity

November 10, 2023 - by Ginny Monk, CT Mirror - Groups of civic-minded residents in several Connecticut towns are banding together to raise awareness about the importance of local government and issues that affect people across the state, like affordable housing and food insecurity  ... [ more ]

CT Residents “All In” on Housing, Food, and a Voice for Everyone

October 11, 2023 - Across Connecticut, more and more people are struggling to afford a home, feed their families, and make their voices heard in the decisions that affect their lives. In a growing number of towns in and around the Naugatuck Valley, longstanding community organizations and their leaders are getting together to do something about it. They call themselves “All In” — All In for Milford, All In for Oxford, All In for Seymour, All In for Ansonia/Derby, and so on.  All In began in the darkest days of the COVID-19 lockdown ...more ]

All In Movement Captures Attention of Senator Murphy

August 1, 2023 - Over 20 leaders from different All In alliances around New Haven County met last Tuesday with Jameson Foulke, of Senator Chris Murphy’s office for an introductory meeting to share each other’s interests and plans and identify opportunities to collaborate. As a growing movement throughout the region, these All In alliances welcome and encourage all local, state, and federal policy makers regardless of political affiliation to contact them for these types of sharing and planning to identify opportunities in strengthening our communities and building relationships together ... [ more ]

New Town of Seymour ADU Regulations!

View this article to see the newly approved Zoning Regulation text amendments proposed by the Seymour Land Use and Code Compliance Department. Generally consisting of two overall amendments; one involving a definition change and the others dedicated to repealing and replacing the current "C32" required conditions for uses designated with a "C" in the Table of Permitted Uses with the following new language ... [ more ]

Seymour Road Project Could Clear Way for 200-Acre, Quarry Walk-Like Development

June 27, 2023 - by Donald Eng, Staff Writer - SEYMOUR - A plan to develop more than 200 acres got closer to realty with the recent announcement of $3 million in federal community project funding. But U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., said the money to build an access road connecting two Valley towns is about so much more than pavement. It's about access to a better life ... [ more ]

Oxford / Seymour Juneteenth Celebration 2023

June 17, 2023 - Oxford and Seymour residents gathered today at Quarry Walk to commemorate Juneteenth as an official Federal Holiday. The event was the first of its kind in either town and included performances by the Las Dominicanas Dance Troupe and poet Iyaba Ibo Mandingo, as well as several speakers including Oxford First Selectman George Temple, Seymour First Selectwoman Annemarie Drugonis, State Representative David Labriola, Secretary of State Stephanie Thomas, Valley MLK Committee and NAACP member Maliqa Mosley-Williams, Seymour resident Kevin Atterberry and Oxford Residents Ty and Kristina Walton ... [ more ]

In the Valley, a Growing ‘Empathy Movement’ is Feeding the Hungry

by Jodie Gil, Correspondent - Valley Independent Sentinal - As the notion of food insecurity becomes more talked about, grassroots efforts in the Valley seek to get more food in the hands of people who need it - while removing the stigma of needing help. In many cases, that’s done through 24-hour, no-questions-asked food pantries - part of the national ​“Little Free Pantry” movement with the motto: ​“Take what you need. Give what you can.” Four such pantries in the last three years have been built at churches and front yards in Ansonia and Seymour. [ more ]

Learn More About Food Insecurity in the Valley

This document aims to addresses both the scope of and response to food insecurity in the Valley Area. The data represented includes five of the area Food Banks and two Little Free Pantries (Kathleen Samela, Salvation Army, Spooner House, St. Vincent DePaul, Seymour Oxford Food Bank, The Blessing Pantry, and The Little Free Pantry on Skokorat). While this data does not include every Valley food effort, it does offer valuable insight regarding food insecurity in our region. [ more ]

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