Town Clerk Food Collection for March 2017

Date: March 6, 2017

Town Clerk Food Collection - March 2017


Dear City of Derby Colleagues and Friends,

Thank you very much!  With your help, we delivered over 100 boxes of pancake mix and bottles of syrup and, with the help of Derby High School, over 100 other food items to the St. Vincent DePaul Food Bank today.  If you still have any Pancake Mix or Syrup please drop it off at City Hall or directly to St. Vincent DePaul Food Bank, 237 Roosevelt Drive, Derby, CT – 203.734.7577.


It’s March! Basketball is king, we are wearing green all month, and Spring will be here soon.


This month we will be collecting Canned Fruit for the St. Vincent DePaul Food Bank.


Please consider donating some canned fruit and bring it to the Town / City Clerk’s Office by the end of March and we will deliver them.

I have attached a flyer, as requested, for your convenience.

Please forward to friends, relatives, associates and colleagues.  We appreciate your support.

Thank you for your cooperation and possible participation.




Marc J. Garofalo, MPA, CCTC

Town / City Clerk

City of Derby

1 Elizabeth Street

Derby, CT 06418


203.736.1462 – Telephone - Email


Thought for March – “Leadership is action, not position.” – Fortune Cookie from Chinese Buffet near Derby Shop-Rite – 2-13-2017.




For those who may be new to our distribution list, the Derby City Hall staff, in lieu of a Holiday Secret Santa Gift, donated food to the St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry in December, 2015.


After discussions with the operators of the Food Bank, we asked them for monthly suggestions for food collections to concentrate on what is in short supply.  We decided that we would start a monthly collection of one specific item to help them feed those in need in our City and the Valley.


Here is what we have collected so far:



January - Hamburger, Tuna, and Chicken Helper

February - Pancake Mix & Syrup

March – Canned Fruit

April -

May -

June -

July -

August -

September -

October -

November -

December -



January – Jelly

February - Mayonnaise

March - Beef Stew

April - Baked Beans

May - Pancake Mix & Syrup

June - Canned & Boxed Potatoes

July - Hamburger, Tuna, and Chicken Helper

August - Macaroni and Cheese

September - Ready to Eat Soup

October - Tomato Sauce

November - Jelly and Marshmallow Cream

December - Coffee and Tea

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