NEWS | Connecticut Food Bank

20/Nov/19 / 15:32
Food Drives Help Connecticut Food Bank Provide Thanksgiving For All


WALLINGFORD, CONN., November 19, 2019 — Food and fund drives are helping Connecticut Food Bank provide “Thanksgiving For All” and meet requests for holiday foods that come from its network of partner agencies. Events in Hamden, Oxford, and Derby are highlights of this year’s campaign.


November 21 and 22, the KC101 Stuff A Bus Food Drive returns to Hamden Plaza on Dixwell Avenue in Hamden. A holiday tradition for nearly 30 years, the drive is hosted by KC101 and 960 WELI. Adam Rivers and Ashley from KC101, and Vinnie Penn from 960 WELI will be among personalities at the drive, which will run both days from 6:00AM to 7:00PM. Connecticut Food Bank volunteers from will join KC101 and 960 WELI to collect frozen turkeys, financial donations, and nonperishable food items.


November 21 in Oxford at Market 32 by PriceChopper, the Star 99.9 FM Food Drive will run from 10:00AM to 7:00PM. Connecticut Food Bank volunteers will join Star 99.9 to collect frozen turkeys, funds, and nonperishable food items. Market 32 by PriceChopper is at 300 Oxford Road in Oxford.


November 22, the 99.1 WPLR Sam Tilery Food Drive will take place at Market 32 by PriceChoper in Oxford. Once again, Connecticut Food Bank volunteers will be there with WPLR to collect frozen turkeys, financial donations, and nonperishable food items between 10:00AM and 7:00PM


November 23 in Derby, the WTNH News 8 morning news team of Gil Simmons, Keith Kountz, Laura Hutchinson, and Alyssa Taglia will be at Heav’nly Donuts at 658 New Haven Avenue from 11:00AM to 1:00PM with Connecticut Food Bank volunteers, collecting donations of frozen turkeys, financial donations, and nonperishable foods.


People may also donate frozen turkeys, funds, or nonperishable food through November 22 at Connecticut Food Bank in Wallingford, at 2 Research Parkway, from 8:30AM to 4:30PM, or at Connecticut Food Bank in Bridgeport, at 229 Mountain Grove Street, 7:30AM to Noon and from 1:00PM to 2:30PM.


“These food and fund drives are vital to helping us provide 20,000 turkeys and holiday meals,” said Connecticut Food Bank CEO Valarie Shultz-Wilson. “We are grateful to our community partners who give so generously of their time and energy to help. Hunger is a year-round problem for more than 144,000 people who visit our network each month seeking help. We work hard to meet those needs, but the holidays are a time we strive even more to help all who are in need be able to share the joy of the season.”


Other fundraising and food drives are happening during November and throughout the holiday season. More information is available at