Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Food drive to benefit Connecticut Partnership for Children's Thanksgiving program

The 2013 Thanksgiving food program.
Photo by Board Secretary, Attorney Karen Fisher
SEYMOUR >> Connecticut Partnership for Children, Inc. is a Seymour non-profit that serves children in need throughout the entire state, by meeting basic needs. This year, they are hosting the 5th Annual Thanksgiving Food Program. This program is graciously sponsored by Stop & Shop Co., Derby Walmart, Shelton Walmart, West Haven Walmart, Great Expectations Day Care & Learning Center in Southbury, Walnut Hill Community Church- Seymour Campus, and many girl and boy scout troops, individuals, and businesses throughout the state.

In 2013, the Thanksgiving Food Program served 101 families, an increase of 63 families from the previous year. Connecticut Partnership's goal is to serve 150 families this year. The agency provides the turkey, and asks for the non-perishable fixings from individual and business sponsors and donors. Donors have two options: sponsor a family or run a food drive. Meal distribution occurs on Saturday, November 22nd; therefore, the deadline for items to be delivered to the agency is Monday, November 17th.

To help supplement this program, on Wednesday, Nov. 12, CTPFC will be stationed outside of Seymour Stop & Shop from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. collecting non-perishable items. These items include boxed stuffing mix, cranberry sauce, corn, green beans, gravy, tomato or mushroom soup, sweet potatoes or yams, rolls or bread, biscuit mix, mashed potatoes, dessert items such as pudding or cookies, and festive paper goods are optional. If you are doing your shopping that day, or would just like to drop items off, please visit the CT Partnership booth.

For more information or to commit to sponsoring a family for Thanksgiving, please contact the agency directly at 203-881-1804 or email

This is a press release from Meghan Tarby, MSW, executive director and social worker for CT Partnership for Children, Inc.

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