MIDDLETOWN – Registration is open for Middletown families in need to apply for a basket of Thanksgiving food from the Middletown Community Thanksgiving Project.
The Middletown Community Thanksgiving Project was established to ensure that all Middletown families who couldn’t afford to purchase a Thanksgiving meal could still enjoy a holiday feast. The Middletown Community Thanksgiving Project will assemble baskets of food for 1,000 Middletown families this Thanksgiving.
Registration for Thanksgiving baskets will take place on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from noon to 4 p.m. at Amazing Grace Food Pantry, 16 Stack Street, starting Oct. 26 through Nov. 20.
Those who wish to register must provide proof of Middletown residence and identification for each family member. Acceptable proofs of residence are utility bill, driver’s license or state identification, lease agreement or rental receipts. Acceptable forms of identification are driver’s license, birth certificate, medical card, social security card, or DSS or housing listing.
Baskets will be available for pick up Tuesday, Nov. 24 between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. at Fellowship Church, 1002 Saybrook Road.
This project is supported by many generous local businesses, nonprofit organizations, faith communities, civic groups, and individuals.
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 volunteering or contributing a donation, please contact Lara SantaMaria at Fellowship Church at 860-346-1181 or MCTP2013@yahoo.com.