Changing Lives Since 1999


MALTA began as an effort to feed, clothe and encourage the Homeless on the streets of New London. Never losing sight of that basic mission, MALTA continues to reach the Homeless living outdoors or in shelters in Groton, New London and Norwich, as well as those in extreme poverty. Volunteer-based, this outreach operates 52 weeks a year. Our mission is to help people retain or regain a sense of dignity and hope, as we address immediate needs that begin with food, clothing and love.

Volunteer and Participate

Be creative with your giving!


One to three times weekly, Malta teams go out on the street and into shelters to “meet people where they are.”  We offer soup, sandwiches packs, nutritious snacks, coffee and more. Additionally, we supply basic toiletry items, clothing - including brand new socks and underwear, jackets, hats & gloves, shoes, sleeping bags, blankets and more. The Homeless population we reach consists of relatively equal numbers of men and women.

To learn more about how you can help, contact Coordinator Lori McClain at (860) 271-9892 or email



There will always be poor people in the land. Therefore I command you to be open handed to your brothers and sisters, and to the poor and needy in your land.

- Deuteronomy 15:11




All items collected and received, must be sorted, prepared and marked for delivery to recipients. Volunteer once to try it out!

Call ahead:

Coordinator, Lori McClain

(860) 271-9892 to schedule a date.

Mondays (no holidays):

10 a.m. – 12 p.m. 


Wednesday 9:30 – 12 p.m.

Adult Volunteers only.

After School:


  *Suspended due

to COVID-19*

Opportunities for students with Community Service hour needs, and for children over 8 yrs.
accompanied by adults. Troops and Groups welcome!



9:30 – 12 p.m.


Prepare soup and sandwiches and assemble lunch packs, in a local certified kitchen with an experienced supervised team. Adult volunteers only.



Zipper Hoodies!!

As the weather is getting colder, we are needing more zipper hoodies:

New or Gently Used

Men's and Women's

Sizes Medium to 3XL

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Be creative with your giving!

 Make Malta, Inc. the recipient of your Amazon Smile purchases.
Host a collection: through your school, organization, workplace, church, neighborhood, or team
Order bulk purchases of hats, gloves, socks, toiletries and the food items indicated through Dollar Tree.


Have donations delivered directly to:

Malta, Inc.
20 Grove Ave.
Groton, CT 06340


  • Underwear

  • Socks

New or Gently Used:


  • Jeans

  • T-Shirts and Long Sleeve Tops 

  • Sweatshirts 

  • Jackets & (non-wool) Coats

  • Blankets

  • Sleeping Bags

  • Rain Ponchos

  • Reading Glasses

  • Flashlights & Batteries

Nutritious &

Non-Perishable Foods:

  • Pouches of Tuna or Chicken

  • Canned meats

  • Jerky

  • Applesauce & Fruit Cups

  • Individual Cereals

  • Cereal Bars

  • Granola Bars

  • Packaged Peanut Butter Crackers


  • Deodorant
  • Toothpaste

  • Toothbrushes

  • Razors

  • Feminine Products

  • Travel-size:

    • Shampoo
    • Conditioner

    • Lotion

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