Date: September 5, 2017

Dear City of Derby Colleagues and Friends,


Thank you very much!  With your help, we delivered nearly jars of jelly, containers of marshmallow crème and other food items to the St. Vincent DePaul Food Bank today.  If you still have any jelly or marshmallow crème please drop them off at City Hall or directly to St. Vincent DePaul Food Bank, 237 Roosevelt Drive, Derby, CT – 203.734.7577.


September is here!  School has started and the leaves are starting to fall.  Football, Soccer, and Cross Country will soon be competing and Labor Day is here.  It seems that yesterday was Memorial Day!


This month we will be collecting Canned or Boxed Potatoes for the St. Vincent DePaul Food Bank.


Please consider donating some potatoes and bring them to the Town / City Clerk’s Office by the end of September and we will deliver them.


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

 September Food Collection Flyer

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 Extension 2 – Telephone - Email


 Thought for September – “With Ignorance comes fear – from fear comes bigotry. Education is the key to acceptance.” – Kathleen Patel – Anti-bullying activist.


 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 – Paper Towels or Tissues

May – Clear Broth or Saltine Crackers

June – Ready to Eat Soup

July – Tomato Sauce

August – Jelly and Marshmallow Cream

September – Canned or Boxed Potatoes

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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