Updated: Thursday, 20 Dec 2012, 6:49 PM EST
Published : Thursday, 20 Dec 2012, 6:48 PM EST
OLD SAYBROOK, Conn. (WTNH) -- Families all along the shoreline are still trying to recover from the losses they suffered during Superstorm Sandy and today many were able to get help refilling their cabinet.
More help for victims of Superstorm Sandy has arrived in Old Saybrook.
"We were without power for about a week I'd say. I have three kids so it was kind of rough," Brandy Donahue of Clinton said.
Brandy Donahue's is among the four hundred families who received a 200 dollar voucher enough food to feed a family of four for a week. Those vouchers were used to pick up these boxes today.
"We have lots of vegetables and peanut butter and things like that that families could really use. The other box are household items, things like fabric softener skin lotions, and detergents," Nancy Shapiro of the Community Renewal Team said.
The Community Renewal Team along with Feed the Children teamed up to distribute these groceries which were bought by Guess Jeans. Volunteers ready to load up cars and offer some holiday cheer.
"It's very nice to be out here today and it's just a great feeling to be helping," Kiki Tournas a volunteer said.
"Everyone's been very nice and very appreciative and we've gotten a lot of thank yous and nice hats that somebody sent out," volunteer Kara Ackerman said.
This event is being held in conjunction with this the town is also holding its social service help day, which means inside the Grace Episcopal Church there is a dental clinic and DSS workers who can help folks sign up for things like food stamps. Now that event is held in this town each month.
Folks can give social services a call to find out when the next help day is. For now a boost before the holidays.
"It will. It will help me out a lot actually, get me back on my feet," Donahue said.