Connecticut Foodshare’s holiday collection events continue this week

The Be The One Foundation donates $3,333.333 to CT Foodshare's Turkey Trot.
Published: Nov. 15, 2022 at 9:58 AM EST|Updated: Nov. 16, 2022 at 7:59 AM EST
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WALLINGFORD, CT (WFSB) - Connecticut Foodshare kicked off its annual holiday giving season.

One of its biggest events, dubbed “Bank of America Turkey Tuesday,” happened at its headquarters in Wallingford on Tuesday.

“We are committed to providing a Thanksgiving meal to over 50,000 of our neighbors throughout Connecticut,” said Jason Jakubowski, president and CEO of Connecticut Foodshare. “Inflation is affecting many people this holiday season. We are grateful to Bank of America for their steadfast partnership in making sure no one goes without a meal this Thanksgiving. Bank of America continues to help us meet our increased demand for food assistance not just through the holidays but year-round.”

The charity described Bank of America Turkey Tuesday as an opportunity for dignitaries, business leaders, community leaders, and friends to share their commitment to Connecticut Foodshare. The event is one of the largest and most successful turkey drives for Connecticut Foodshare in the state.

Another event, which has been ongoing, is Connecticut Foodshare’s 30th annual Turkey Trot. It has been asking for a frozen turkey and $40.

Channel 3′s Scot Haney was at the Stop & Shop in Simsbury Wednesday morning to help collect frozen turkeys for those in need.

More information on how to donate turkeys or money can be found on Foodshare’s website here.

Scot Haney says there has been an outpouring of support for CT Foodshare's annual Turkey Trot. He was named as one of Foodshare's media partners.
St. Mary's School in Simsbury and the Rotary Club unveil their donations to CT Foodshare's Turkey Trot.
The Bloomfield Congregational Church credits CT Foodshare with helping it help families.
Scot Haney continues to help collect donations at the Stop & Shop in Simsbury the morning of Nov. 16.
Scot Haney helps collect donations from Complete Care Glendale Center in Naugatuck as part of CT Foodshare's Turkey Trot.
CT Foodshare collected frozen turkeys at Stop & Shop in Simsbury the morning of Nov. 16.
Foodshare accepting turkey donations