FOOD COLLECTION FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER
|Date:||October 3, 2017|
Dear City of Derby Colleagues and Friends,
Thank you very much! With your help, we delivered nearly 450 cans, boxes, and packages of potatoes and other food items to the St. Vincent DePaul Food Bank today. If you still have any canned or boxed potatoes please drop them off at City Hall or directly to St. Vincent DePaul Food Bank, 237 Roosevelt Drive, Derby, CT – 203.734.7577.
October is here! The leaves are starting to turn and there are pumpkins all over. Soon the warm breezes will give way to the chilly ones! Let’s get ready to keep our neighbors warm during the coming cold months.
This month we will be collecting Ready to eat Soup for the St. Vincent DePaul Food Bank.
Please consider donating some cans of Soup and bring them to the Town / City Clerk’s Office by the end of October 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 Extension 2 – Telephone
firstname.lastname@example.org - Email
Thought for October – “Against the assault of laughter, nothing can stand.” – Mark Twain, American Author.
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 – Ready to Eat Soup
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