Foodshare continues to collect turkeys ahead of Thanksgiving - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Foodshare continues to collect turkeys ahead of Thanksgiving

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Foodshare was collecting turkeys and other goods on Sunday (WFSB) Foodshare was collecting turkeys and other goods on Sunday (WFSB)
ROCKY HILL, CT (WFSB) -

Many grocery stores have been packed the last few days with people trying to get what they need to make their Thanksgiving dinners.

On Sunday, Foodshare was out trying to make sure all families in Connecticut have something to be thankful for on Thursday.

Foodshare has already collected thousands of turkeys for local families, but they need more, and with Thanksgiving just days away, they’re running out of time.

"I'm going to have everything I need on my table, there will be many that won't and it makes me sad,” said Lydia Rodko, who donated on Sunday at West Side Marketplace in Rocky Hill.

"This is our second full bin of turkeys and we have more in the back,” said Helen Romeo, who is a volunteer for Foodshare.

Romeo and many others spent Sunday afternoon collecting donations for families in Connecticut, but they’re still about 4,000 turkeys short.

"I just like to see people that come here and give what they can and Foodshare can make that money go a long way. We take whatever we can get and we are grateful to be out here,” Romeo said.

In addition to turkeys, the organization is also collecting money and non-perishable items to make sure all families have a complete Thanksgiving meal this season.  

"I just wanted to give back to the community, there's a lot of people in need,” said Dan Skonieczny, who donated turkeys.

"There's so many people who are hungry all year-round, but especially this time of year when someone like me has a basket full of groceries, I can certainly share something,” Diane Soderstrom said.

You can still make a donation by dropping items off at Foodshare in Bloomfield.

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