Donations being made along I-95 to help feed the hungry


BRANFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away and there’s a major push to make sure everyone has a meal on their table in time for the holiday. The Connecticut Service Plazas are holding their annual food drive on Friday to raise money for the Connecticut Food Bank.

“So what better way to give thanks than to help the Connecticut Food Bank feed those hungry families,” said Mary Ingarra with the CT Food Bank.

Monetary and food donations are being accepted until 7pm tonight at the service plazas in the northbound and southbound lanes along I-95 in Branford and Darien. People can bring non-perishable items to donate such as frozen turkeys or canned and box foods. The Connecticut Food Bank says people can also donate money.

“We have a lot of homeless who can’t afford daily meals so we do as much as we can to help them,” said Shari Dell, with the Connecticut Service Plazas.

For more information on the Connecticut Food Bank, visit their website at




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