The Dime Bank Foundation Board recently awarded the Ledyard Food Pantry a $2,000 grant. The money will be used to insulate the Pantry’s crawl space in the former Town Hall that was constructed in the 1930’s. Plans are underway to hire a licensed, commercial contractor who will spray 3 inches of foam with an R-value of 21 over a 400 sq. ft. area. The spray foam is a plastic made of polyurethane that hardens and forms a continuous insulation and air sealing barrier on the crawl space ceiling. The spray foam performs as both insulation and an air barrier, closing gaps that let air escape and add dollars to monthly energy bills. Additionally, the spray foam prevents moisture and condensation throughout the building, helping block mold and mildew. Finally the spray foam provides a barrier against pollen, dust and insects, helping to make the building more comfortable in a variety of ways.
Work is expected to occur sometime this fall and Pantry operations should not be effected. The Ledyard Congregational Church and the citizens of Ledyard are grateful for the Dime Bank’s generous support of our efforts to end hunger in Ledyard.