United Way: Help fill bus for Middletown Community Thanksgiving Project

The Middlesex United Way Young Leaders Society is hosting two Thanksgiving Fill-a-Bus Food Drives Nov. 5 and 6 to benefit the Middletown Community Thanksgiving Project. You can find this energetic group of young volunteers Nov. 5 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Price Chopper in Middletown and Nov. 6 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Stop & Shop in Middletown.
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 and individuals this Thanksgiving.
You can help by stopping by the store and donating an item, or signing up to volunteer. You can learn more about volunteering by visiting middlesexunitedway.org/YLS.
A list of items needed will be available at the store during the collection times. Suggested items include fresh onions, 14 oz. bags of stuffing, 40 oz. cans of sweet potatoes, 10.5 oz. cans of gravy, 15.2 oz. cans of corn and 14.5 oz. cans of green beans.
This project is supported by many generous local businesses, nonprofit organizations, faith communities, civic groups and individuals. Middlesex United Way and the Middlesex United Way Young Leaders Society are proud to be partners in this incredible group, along with many others.
Monetary donations are being accepted to purchase necessary food and nonfood 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 Road, 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.
-Kevin Wilhelm
President and CEO