Connecticut Food Bank has extended its hours this Thanksgiving season for those who would like to donate frozen turkeys, nonperishable items or make financial contributions to help their neighbors who are less fortunate.
From now until Nov. 22, the Food Bank's extended weekday holiday hours at its East Haven warehouse at 150 Bradley St. will run from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The Food Bank's Waterbury and Fairfield warehouses have also temporarily extended their hours from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The East Haven site — as well as the nonprofit organization's other two locations —will be open this Saturday, Nov. 19, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and this Sunday, Nov 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
In addition, tomorrow morning at 11 a.m. at the East Haven warehouse, soup kitchen and food pantry volunteers will lend a hand to help unload 1,500 frozen turkeys that is donating to the Connecticut Food Bank.
The volunteers say they hope their effort will lead others to volunteer and help the Food Bank and other charitable organizations meet the needs of the hungry in this difficult economic period.
In attendance will be Nancy L. Carrington, Connecticut Food Bank President and Chief Executive Officer; James Augur, Connecticut Food Bank Board President; and State Representatives James Albis and Roland Lemar.
To find out more information about how you can volunteer or donate, visit www.ctfoodbank.org.