food drive in east hartford connecticut

Goodwin College Partners with Foodshare, BioSafe Systems for Turkey Drive

Goodwin College will once again participate in Foodshare’s “Turkey + 30” campaign, allowing individuals to support local families in need during the holiday season.

A collection is scheduled for Thursday, November 15, 2018, from 8 am to 12 pm, in the parking lot at 195 Riverside Drive in East Hartford. Volunteers will be on hand so that donors can conveniently drive through and drop off their contributions. The donation of a turkey and 30 dollars is encouraged, but gifts of all amounts are welcome and appreciated.

This year, BioSafe Systems of East Hartford joins the Foodshare/Goodwin drive. “We are so happy that BioSafe will be partnering with us on the Turkey + 30 drive,” said Katie O’Keefe, who is leading coordination efforts at the College. “They have generously offered to donate turkeys and will have a representative here handing out free 32 oz. spray bottles of their SaniDate RTU 32 oz., while supplies last, to each individual who donates a turkey. We are grateful for their generosity and commitment to helping feed our community this Thanksgiving.”

Goodwin’s goal is to collect 100 turkeys and $1,500 in monetary donations. Each gift, however big or small, makes a difference during the holiday season and afterwards. A gift of just $1 allows Foodshare to provide 2.5 meals.

“We encourage everyone to participate in the drive on November 15,” O’Keefe added. “We’re working hard to make the drop-off process convenient and fun, and we hope our friends and neighbors will help make holiday tables in our community a little bit brighter this year.”

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