|Volunteers at last year’s Fill-a-Bus event at Stop & Shop.|
The Middletown Community Thanksgiving Project was established three years ago to ensure that all Middletown families who couldn’t afford to purchase a Thanksgiving meal could still enjoy a feast on Thanksgiving. Made up of volunteers from nonprofit organizations, businesses, faith communities, and civic groups and funded in large part by the Middletown Rotary, the Middletown Community Thanksgiving Project will assemble baskets of food for 700 families this Thanksgiving.
Food will be collected Saturday, Oct. 26 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Stop & Shop in Middletown and Saturday, Nov. 2 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Price Chopper in Middletown. A list of items needed will be available at the store during the collection times.
Monetary donations are being accepted to purchase necessary food and non-food items essential to this effort. If you wish to contribute, checks can be made out to “Rotary-MCTP” and sent to MCTP, c/o Fellowship Church, 1002 Saybrook Rd., Middletown, CT 06457. For more information about contributing a donation, please contact Lara SantaMaria at Fellowship Church at 860-346-1181 or MCTP2013@yahoo.com.
Partners in the Middletown Community Thanksgiving Project include Community Renewal Team, Cross Street AME Zion Church, Fellowship Church, Heritage Commons, Liberty Bank Foundation, Middlesex County Community Foundation, Middlesex United Way, the Middletown Interfaith Community, Middletown Kiwanis Club, Middletown Police Department, Middletown Public Schools, Middletown Rotary Club, St. John Roman Catholic Church, St. Luke’s Eldercare Services, St. Vincent De Paul Middletown/Amazing Grace Food Pantry, The Salvation Army, and Wesleyan University.