May 25, 2022

OSFD joins Gov. Rell, CT firefighters to help feed the needy

Press Release
Old Saybrook, CT. ┬áThe Old Saybrook Fire Department will join Governor M. Jodi Rell on Saturday, July 31, in the “Day of Caring & Compassion” by collecting donations of non-perishable food to help replenish Connecticut’s two main food pantries that feed those in need.
Old Saybrook volunteer firefighters will be on hand on Saturday, July 31, at fire headquarters at 310 Main St., Old Saybrook from 9 a.m. to 12 noon to accept donations to benefit the Foodshare and Connecticut Food Bank pantries.
The Old Saybrook Fire Department, an all-volunteer organization, is one of 12 fire departments across the state to participate in the governor’s Day of Caring & Compassion. Among the items acceptable for drop-off are foods such as: (Sample of non-perishable items): Canned meat, corned beef, spam, 100% Fruit juices: boxes, cans, bottles; powered milk, Pasta & sauce, canned fruit, oatmeal, rice, canned vegetables & beans, breakfast cereal, macaroni and cheese, Regular & low sodium soups and stews.
Firefighters cannot collect cash or non-food items as part of the program to help those in need.
Other fire departments participating in the July 31 event include Danbury
, Enfield, Fairfield, Middletown, North Windham, Norwich, Waterbury, West Hartford, West Haven, Westport and Willimantic.
Contact: Max Sabrin, Fire Policeman – Media Relations/Special Events
Old Saybrook Fire Dept.
Office/Day 860.920.5276
Cell: 860.857.5300