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 - 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

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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