Monday, April 04, 2016

Update: OSFD Food Drive a Success!

Future Firefighters (photo by Claire)
This past Saturday, fire departments in several shoreline towns opened their doors to accept food donations from the public, to benefit the Shoreline Soup Kitchens and Pantries.  Towns include Westbrook, Clinton, Essex, Killingworth and Chester, with area businesses hosting collection tables outside their doors.

Totals are not yet available for this year, but Claire Bellerjeau, Director of Development and Outreach for The Shoreline Soup Kitchens and Pantries and Max Sabrin of the Old Saybrook Fire Department tell the Insider that last year's drive collected 5,000 pounds of food.  A record number of meals were served, totaling more than one million!

Gil Simmons  News 8 meteorologist was also present, rendering his assistance.  You can see the WTNH, Channel 8 report, here.

Lori McDougal from Jammin 107.7 teamed up with Gil, Max and Claire, saying it "Feels good to give back".

More photos:

Westbrook FD (Photo by Claire)
Location not known (Photo by Claire)

Volunteers in OS (Photo by Editor)
Volunteers breakdown and sort donations (Photo by Editor)

Miss L. (Photo by Editor)

Old Saybrook (Photo by Editor)
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Clinton (Photo by Claire)


  1. A group of area Republicans kicked in and put together a care package for the event.


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