EAST HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — News 8 is proud to team up with the Connecticut Food Bank and Bank of America to make our Forecast to End Hunger come true.
Join us on Saturday, November 18th from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the Shop Rite of East Haven, located at 745 Foxon Road. Many of your favorite News 8 personalities will be there to meet you and accept your food donations to benefit the Connecticut Food Bank, which feeds local families across the state all-year long.
You can help Connecticut families that need a little help this Thanksgiving by donating items such as:
- Frozen Turkeys (8-10 pound turkeys are the most needed)
- Canned Ham, Chicken, and Salmon
- $10 grocery store gift cards
- Dry Stuffing Mix (box or package)
- Canned Vegetables with no added salt
- Canned Fruit in 100% fruit juice
- Canned or instant potatoes
- Bottled or canned gravy
- Dry or canned beans with reduced sodium
- Rice (brown or white)
Monetary donations are also happily accepted too. The Connecticut Food Bank says they can create two meals for every dollar donated.
Nationally, a shocking 1 in 8 Americans-more than 41 million people-struggle with hunger. Here in Connecticut, nearly half a million residents struggle with hunger and more than 127,000 children are food insecure. Food security is a fundamental first step toward economic mobility and empowerment.
You can make a big difference in the lives of families in Connecticut that need a helping hand this holiday season. We hope to see you at the Shop Rite of East Haven for the Forecast to End Hunger!
Also – if you can’t make it to East Haven, the ShopRite Store in Fairfield will have a food drive at their store on 11/18 from 9am – 11am.