Connecticut Food Bank Helps Provide Thanksgiving For All | Connecticut Food Bank

Connecticut Food Bank Helps Provide Thanksgiving For All

04/Nov/15 / 19:36

WALLINGFORD, CONN., November 4, 2015 – Food drives and special programs throughout November will help the Connecticut Food Bank provide the makings of Thanksgiving meals to people in need.

 

Several media outlets and businesses have planned food and fund drives to help the Connecticut Food Bank and its partners collect needed food and funds during a season when people think about the sharing their good fortune with others.

 

Connecticut’s nonprofit leader in the fight against hunger, the Connecticut Food Bank provides food sourced from community donations, growers and retailers to provide some 700 partners and programs with food to help alleviate hunger for more than 300,000 people in six Connecticut counties.

 

“At a time when we all hope to give thanks for good fortune, many struggle to provide for basic needs like food,” said Connecticut Food Bank Director of Community Engagement Sarah Morocco. “We appreciate all the drives that individuals and families, as well as community- and faith-based groups hold this month and throughout the year to help feed our neighbors who struggle with hunger.”

 

Morocco said the Connecticut Food Bank welcomes partners to help in the fight against hunger. The Food Bank develops corporate partnerships that raise food, funds and awareness about the issue of hunger. She cited the Food Bank’s Virtual Food Drive as a tool that helps both businesses and individuals raise funds in an “easy to use and very engaging format.”

 

“There are so many ways to help, as volunteers, advocates, financial donors and food donors. We hope the holidays inspire people to get involved with us and that they will stay engaged in the fight against hunger throughout the year.”

 

Morocco noted several food and fund drives across the region that are sponsored by a number of area media outlets and businesses:

WPLR
Food for Friends Food Drive
Stop & Shop

460 Elm Street, West Haven

Saturday, November 14

10 am – 12 pm

Star 99.9
Food for Friends Food Drive
Stop & Shop

200 East Main Street, Stratford

Saturday, November 14

10 am – 12 pm

Turkeypalooza
Radio 104.1FM Food Drive
Executive Nissan

900 Universal Drive North, North Haven

Saturday, November 14

11 am – 3 pm

WPLR

Food for Friends Food Drive

Stop & Shop

370 Hemingway Avenue, East Haven

Sunday, November 15

10 am – 12 pm

Star 99.9 Food for Friends Food Drive Stop & Shop

Kings Highway Cutoff, Fairfield

Sunday, November 15

10 am – 12 pm

WPLR

Food for Friends Food Drive

Stop & Shop

22 Leetes Island Road, Branford

Monday, November 16

5 pm – 7 pm

Star 99.9 Food for Friends Food Drive Stop & Shop

380 Main Avenue, Norwalk

Monday, November 16

5 pm – 7 pm

WPLR

Food for Friends Food Drive

Stop & Shop

275 Highland Avenue, Cheshire

Tuesday, November 17

5 pm – 7 pm

Star 99.9 Food for Friends Food Drive Stop & Shop

1360 East Town Road, Milford

Tuesday, November 17

5 pm – 7 pm

WPLR

Food for Friends Food Drive

Stop & Shop

930 North Colony Road, Wallingford

Wednesday, November 18

5 pm – 7 pm

Star 99.9 Food for Friends Food Drive Stop & Shop

470 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe

Wednesday, November 18

5 pm – 7 pm

WPLR

Food for Friends Food Drive

Stop & Shop

460 Elm Street, West Haven

Thursday, November 19

5 pm – 7 pm

Star 99.9 SUPER THURSDAY Food Drive Stop & Shop

898 Bridgeport Avenue, Shelton

Thursday, November 19

10 am – 7 pm

Star 99.9 SUPER THURSDAY Food Drive Stop & Shop

855 Bridgeport Avenue, Milford

Thursday, November 19

10 am – 7 pm

Star 99.9 SUPER THURSDAY Food Drive Stop & Shop

1790 Post Road East, Westport

Thursday, November 19

10 am – 7 pm

KC 101 Stuff-a-Bus Food Drive Hamden Plaza

2100 Dixwell Avenue, Hamden

Thursday, November 19,
Friday, November 20

6 am – 7 pm

WPLR SUPER FRIDAY Food Drive Stop & Shop

79 Washington Avenue, North Haven

Friday, November 20

10 am – 7 pm

WPLR SUPER FRIDAY Food Drive Stop & Shop

112 Amity Road, New Haven

Friday, November 20

10 am – 7 pm

WPLR SUPER FRIDAY Food Drive Stop & Shop

370 Hemingway Avenue, East Haven

Friday, November 20

10 am – 7 pm

Fill the Bowl at the Yale Bowl Yale Bowl, Rte. 34, West Haven

One free admission to the Harvard-Yale Game with a $15 donation, a frozen turkey or a bag of non-perishable food items. Game kicks off at 2:30PM

Saturday, November 21

9 am – 2 pm

NBC Connecticut Food Drive Xfinity Store

220 Route 12, Groton

Saturday, November 21

9 am – 12 noon

WATR Food Drive Big Y

85 Bridge Street, Naugatuck

Saturday, November 21

8 am – 2 pm

WTNH Forecast to End Hunger ShopRite

745 Foxon Road, East Haven

Saturday, November 21

11 am – 1:30 pm

Hopkins School Fund Drive I-95 North and South Service Plazas – Darien and Milford

Students will collect financial donations from travelers.

Wednesday, November 25, 11 am – 6 pm

More details on Thanksgiving For All activities is available at http://xcofb.wpengine.com/ways-to-give/thanksgiving-for-all/.

 

The Connecticut Food Bank distributes food through a network of partner agencies, including food pantries, soup kitchens, residential and day care programs in six Connecticut counties. The Connecticut Food Bank also directly distributes food through its Mobile Pantry program; its GROW Up With Good Nutrition program for families with young children; the Kids’ BackPack program to bridge the weekend meal gap for children receiving free meals at school; and a supplemental foods program for income-limited seniors.

 

About the Connecticut Food Bank:

The Connecticut Food Bank is the state’s non-profit leader in the fight against hunger and the largest provider of charitable food donations. Some 700 partners and programs depend on the Connecticut Food Bank as a lifeline to nutritious food for the communities they serve. The Connecticut Food Bank partnered last year with retailers, donors, volunteers and growers to provide enough food to prepare more than 18 million meals to more than 300,000 people across 127 cities and towns in six Connecticut counties. Visit us on the web at www.ctfoodbank.org, like us Facebook and follow @CTFoodBank on Twitter.

 

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