February 1, 2023

OSFD Collects Foodbank Donations July 31

The Old Saybrook Fire Department will participate on Saturday, July 31, in Governor M. Jodi Rell’s “Day of Caring & Compassion” by collecting donations of non-perishable food to help replenish Connecticut’s two main food pantries that help those in need.
Old Saybrook volunteer firefighters will be on hand 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 like pasta, canned goods, peanut butter and other non-perishable items such as canned meat,corned beef, spam, 100% fruit juices, boxes, cans, bottles of powdered milk, pasta  and sauce, canned fruit, oatmeal, rice, peanut butter, canned vegetables, breakfast cereal, macaroni and cheese, regular and low sodium soups and stews,  boxed rice and canned beans.

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, Torrington, Vernon, Waterbury, West Hartford, West Haven, Westport and Willimantic.