The Christmas season can be challenging for those who want to donate a turkey to a food bank. Because of supply chain issues, many grocers have put purchasing limits on turkeys this year. Due to these challenges, the food bank has had to rely on partnerships with local schools and partner agencies to identify groups of families in need. One such group includes nearly 1,500 students from the Ansonia school district.
Blue Ridge Area Food Bank donates turkey to Larimer County food bank.
The Food Bank for Larimer County collects and distributes frozen turkeys throughout the year. However, this year, the food bank is running short of turkeys. The organization aims to order more than 6,500 turkeys, but so far, it has only collected about 10% of that goal.
The food bank is partnered with 108 agencies and schools to help the hungry in our community. The need has grown dramatically, making it more difficult for families to afford food. For every $1 donated, the food bank provides four meals to people in need. The food bank also offers holiday cards to those who donate at least $10.
The food bank is also holding a Thanksgiving turkey drive to collect turkeys for the food bank in Larimer County. The food drive occurs at the Larimer County Food Bank, 2535 S College Ave. or 261 E 29th Street. The food bank hopes to collect 5,000 turkeys by the end of November.
The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank has provided food to the food bank in Larimer County for more than 15 years. The food bank also distributes meals to low-income families. It also provides food for those in need of emergency food. The food bank also helps those in need by partnering with local businesses.
The food bank has been supported by major companies, including Walmart, Coca-Cola, and Pacific Gas and Electric Company. Walmart has donated more than five thousand pounds of food to the food bank in Larimer County this year. The company also donated money to several community organizations.
Salvation Army Thanksgiving distributions
The Salvation Army is hosting two Thanksgiving distributions this year. The first will be at the Success Garden on November 20. The second will be held at 461 Williams Ave. Both of these events will provide food to the less fortunate. Both events aim to alleviate hunger and poverty in the local community.
The Salvation Army also organizes a Coats for Kids program, which collects warm winter coats for children. This program relies on the generous contributions of residents. People interested in supporting the program purchase these coats to give to needy children. The Salvation Army then distributes them to local children in need.
The Salvation Army will distribute thousands of Thanksgiving meals to needy individuals and families this year. During this time, Foodland customers can donate food to the Thanksgiving distribution drive by donating through the Share a Holiday Feast program. The food donations will be converted into gift certificates given to needy families. In addition to food donations, the Salvation Army will hold a drive-through food box distribution at the Salvation Army Kaneohe Corps.
Thanksgiving is an important time of year for food insecurity in America. As a result, many community organizations are taking measures to fight the pandemic. The Salvation Army recently announced partnerships with Hy-Vee and Thielen Foundation to help feed the hungry. The organization hopes the Thanksgiving distributions will give families hope and comfort.
The Salvation Army Thanksgiving distributions are scheduled to serve a record number of people this Thanksgiving. More than 25,000 meals are expected to be done during the holiday week. The organization’s Thanksgiving food distributions will benefit families in dozens of communities beyond New York City. Since COVID-19 hit the city in March 2020, the Salvation Army has served more than 7.8 million meals in New York and beyond.
Thanksgiving distributions are held by local corps across the New York area. The Bronx Tremont Corps is planning a food distribution on Thursday, November 19, from 11 am to 1 pm. The Bronx Rising Initiative will distribute meals to families in the noon hours at Bill Rainey Park. Meanwhile, the Brooklyn Bushwick Corps is holding a food pantry distribution on November 23.
Hamden Stuff-A-Bus event
The Hamden Stuff-A-Bus is a community event where you can donate a turkey to the Connecticut Food Bank. The event, held at the Hamden Plaza at 2100 Dixwell Avenue, is part of a nationwide campaign to help end hunger. The goal is to collect 25,000 turkeys in the next 30 days.
Eric Hummel, owner of Hummel Brothers Meat Products, and his company donated trucks and refrigerators to keep the turkeys cold. The event also included a team of volunteers, including students from Quinnipiac University. The volunteers helped sort the donations, loaded the trucks, and spread the spirit of generosity.
The iHEARTMEDIA/CONNECTICUT food drive collected 3,827 turkeys and 6,380 pounds of non-perishable food. The event also collected over $151,000 in cash donations. During its 31st year, the event has helped raise awareness about hunger in Connecticut.
Organizers say that the event has raised over $1 million for the Connecticut Food Bank since 1999. The food bank said that every dollar donated provides up to $6.66 worth of food, and one pound of food provides two to three meals. The Connecticut Food Bank encourages people to bring monetary donations in addition to the turkeys to help with this cause.
Organizers hope that people will come out to donate a turkey to the Connecticut Food Bank this Thanksgiving. The event will take place in several locations throughout the state. The Hamden Stuff-A-Bus event will occur on November 19 from 5:30 to 9 am. Donations are accepted at both locations.
Ansonia police department hosts Thanksgiving food drive.
The Ansonia police department holds its annual Thanksgiving food drive to help the community during this holiday season. The aim is one of the department’s largest fundraisers of the year. Hundreds of pounds of canned goods are collected each year. The food is then donated to local food banks.
The Westport police department is also holding a Thanksgiving food drive on Saturday. This year, the department is partnering with TEAM Westport and Stop & Shop to help families during the holiday season. The food collected will be distributed to Homes with Hope, the Gillespie Center, and the Westport food pantry. The food drive is made possible by the generosity of residents and businesses in the area.
Two burglars broke into a home on Prindle Avenue, stealing $513 from a couple. After three hours of detention, the couple freed themselves, but the police still searched for the burglars. A local school nurse, Miss Mae Gaffney, frequently appealed for items for Ansonia’s children during the Great Depression. The Sentinel Hill Parents’ Club is raising money for a new elementary school in Derby.
Fireworks were also a significant cause of concern for the community. Firecrackers were heard on North Main Street at midnight. The man who was discharging them was arrested at 12:55 am. Afterward, a car accident occurs on Elm Street and Main Street, injuring a 19-year-old Ansonia man.
A new 65′ flagpole donated by Ansonia City Health Officer Dr. John Renehan for the city’s north lawn is completed just in time for Memorial Day. The 967th Army Anti-Aircraft Missile Battalion takes over the NIKE site, and 30 more troops are scheduled to arrive later this week. Meanwhile, a fan club for Elvis Presley is started at the Derby school. Its president, Airman Bruce Pettengill, describes Presley as a “real nice guy.”
In August 1955, US Navy Commander Francis J. Berry, a resident of Ansonia, was named as the flag secretary of the commander-in-chief of the Atlantic Fleet. He has been a theater manager and worked at the Capitol Theater and Sterling Opera House. His satirical writing about the Marine Corps has made national headlines. Another landmark event is the closure of the Ajello Brothers Dairy on Great Hill Road. The police department also plans to build a new telephone exchange between Ansonia and Derby. Residents can then call any Connecticut town as well as 31 states.