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Doug McCrory

Lifting as We Climb

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:

Coat Drive
Best Cleaners
292 Poqounock Avenue, Windsor
Open 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. Monday-Friday
7 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday

Catholic Charities - Archdiocese of Hartford - Institute for the Hispanic Family
To receive winter coats and to donate winter coats
45 Wadsworth Street, Hartford

Catholic Charities - Archdiocese of Hartford - Migration, Refugee and Immigration Services
To receive winter coats and to donate winter coats
35 Groton Street, Hartford

Salvation Army - Greater Hartford South End Complex - Human Services Bureau
To receive winter coats and to donate winter coats
217 Washington Street, Hartford

Greater Hartford
225 Washington Street, Hartford
Areas served: Bloomfield, East Hartford, Elmwood, Hartford, Newington, Poquonock, West Hartford, Wethersfield and Windsor.
Needed: Non-perishable food items; holiday items including toys for newborn to age 12.

Hands On Hartford - Holiday Meals for the Community
55 Bartholomew Avenue, Hartford

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

Happy Thanksgiving to you!