From the Governor's Office
Attending the event were, from left to right: Mayor Sebastian Guiliano, State Rep. Matthew Lesser, Gov. Rell, State Rep. Joseph Serra, Middletown Deputy Fire Chief Robert Kronenberger, State Sen. Paul Doyle.
Governor M. Jodi Rell today visited the Middletown Fire Department on Cross Street to promote Saturday’s statewide Day of Caring & Compassion, when several fire stations around Connecticut will serve as collection centers for donations of non-perishable food to help replenish the state’s two main food pantries. The Governor said the goal is to collect as much non-perishable food as possible. Foodshare and the Connecticut Food Bank will organize pick-ups from the fire stations later in the day – and from there it will go to food pantries and people in need all across Connecticut. For more information on fire stations near you that will be collecting food, visit