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Saturday, July 31, 2010

Westport Fire Department Collecting Food Today

The Westport Fire Department today from 9 a.m. to noon is participating in a statewide “Day of Caring & Compassion” as fire stations around Connecticut collect donations of nonperishable food to help replenish the state’s two main food pantries.

“Mark it on the calendar. July 31 will be the day we can all help fill the shelves the shelves of Foodshare and Connecticut Food Bank,” Gov. M. Jodi Rell said in a statement last month. (See WestportNow July 14, 2010)

“Fire departments around the state made our 2009 campaign such a success that we are delighted to have them again this year as partners.”

The governor said the economy is still very volatile and the need remains great for many families who continue to struggle to make ends meet.

“With schools out for the summer, many children who were served by school lunch and breakfast programs do not now have that option,” she said. “I am urging everyone to pitch in again this year and help Foodshare, Connecticut Food Bank and local fire departments help fill that void.”

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