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Martin Looney

An Advocate for Us

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.

Connecticut Food Bank.

If you are able, please take a moment to think of your neighbors and of those less fortunate than you. You can visit the that is accepting food or cash donations, or is in need of volunteers.

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

New Haven
450 George Street, 2nd Floor
New Haven
Areas served: Allington, East Haven, Hamden, New Haven, North Haven, Orange, West Haven and Woodbridge.
Needed: Non-perishable food items including peanut butter, jam, canned fruits, canned vegetables, cereal, turkeys, stuffings, potatoes (boxed) cranberry sauce and gravy.

The New Haven Firebirds Annual Holiday Turkey Drive
November 18, 11 AM to 5 PM
Engine 6, 125 Goffe Street, New Haven
To receive a turkey sign up below or call 203-772-8054.
If you are interested in donating any canned good or nonperishables items please contact or call 203-772-8054.

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

Happy Thanksgiving to you!