The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County received a staggering donation yesterday… nearly one ton of turkeys plus additional dry goods were provided through a team contribution effort. Stamford EMS, Stop and Shop – Ridgeway Shopping Center and Our Lady of Grace Preschool & Kindergarten worked together to make the donation.
Stop and Shop, located in Ridgeway shopping center, generously provided the turkeys to community partner Stamford EMS to be delivered, by ambulance, to the Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County. Our Lady of Grace School contributed cranberry sauce, green beans, mashed potatoes, stuffing and other canned and packaged side dishes that were collected by their school community. All turkeys and donations will be distributed to soup kitchens, emergency pantries and shelters across the region.
“At this time of giving thanks, and in the spirit of community, we came together to help our neighbors in need,” said Patricia Squires, Chief and CEO of Stamford EMS.
The donations from the families of Our Lady of Grace Preschool & Kindergarten in Glenbrook are a portion of the total provisions that the school community collected, which measured over one ton. A sizeable contribution of food was designated to help those in their school community in need.
Donations to the Food Bank are still being accepted, with donation drop off hours of Monday - Friday 8:00 am -4:00 pm. Those interested in donating should contact the food bank at (203) 358-8898.