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STATE SENATOR

Beth Bye

Investing In & Growing Connecticut's Talent

Helping Your Neighbors This Thanksgiving

Thursday is Thanksgiving Day. But not everyone can afford to enjoy a meal with friends and family during the holidays, or any day. In Connecticut, it is estimated that about one in eight households--12 percent of our population--are 'food insecure,' meaning they have a reduced quality, variety, or desirability of food in their diet. Children are affected, too.

Foodshare is hoping to bring a holiday meal to thousands of Greater Hartford homes through its annual "Turkey and Thirty" fundraiser. Your gift of a turkey (or several turkeys!) will help our neighbors in need celebrate this Thanksgiving. A financial gift will support our efforts to fight hunger throughout the year.

Their goal is to collect 15,621 turkeys and $468,630. You can make a donation THIS WEEKEND in West Hartford!

Saturday, November 17, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Bishops Corner West Hartford
Big Y, 772 North Main Street, West Hartford

Saturday, November 17, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Hartford West End Town Drive
ShopRite, 46 Kane Street, West Hartford

Sunday, November 18, 7:30 AM - 12:30 PM
St. Thomas the Apostle Church
872 Farmington Avenue, West Hartford

Sunday, November 18, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Hartford West End Town Drive
ShopRite, 46 Kane Street, West Hartford

Additionally, other local organizations are assisting families, right here in our community:

Coat Drive
Best Cleaners, 1684 Farmington Avenue
Farmington/Unionville
860-673-0139
Open 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. Monday-Friday
7 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday

I wish you abundance, hope, peace and a festive holiday season.

Happy Thanksgiving to you!