The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County received a staggering donation yesterday… nearly one ton of turkeys plus additional dry goods were provided through a team contribution effort. Stamford EMS, Stop and Shop at Ridgeway Shopping Center and Our Lady of Grace Preschool & Kindergarten worked together to make the donation.
Stop and Shop, located in Ridgeway shopping center, generously provided the turkeys to community partner Stamford EMS to be delivered, by ambulance, to the Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County.
Our Lady of Grace School contributed cranberry sauce, green beans, mashed potatoes, stuffing and other canned and packaged side dishes that were collected by their school community. All turkeys and donations will be distributed to soup kitchens, emergency pantries and shelters across the region.
“At this time of giving thanks, and in the spirit of community, we came together to help our neighbors in need,” said Patricia Squires, chief and CEO of Stamford EMS.
The donations from the families of Our Lady of Grace Preschool & Kindergarten in Glenbrook are a portion of the total provisions that the school community collected, which measured over one ton. A sizeable contribution of food was designated to help those in their school community in need.
Donations to the Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County are still being accepted, with donation drop-off hours Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Those interested in donating should contact the food bank at (203) 358-8898.
About Stamford EMS
Stamford Emergency Medical Services Inc. is Connecticut’s only CAAS accredited EMS agency, responding to over 14,000 calls annually as a private, nonprofit organization. Stamford EMS provides paramedic services to Darien residents with Darien EMS-Post 53.
Since being organized in 1992 to provide prehospital care and ambulance services, Stamford EMS has remained clearly focused in its mission to provide high quality, compassionate emergency care and education to the communities it serves. To learn more, or to make a donation, visit stamfordems.org or call (203) 968-1118.
About Our Lady of Grace Preschool & Kindergarten
The Sisters, Little Workers of the Sacred Hearts, operate and direct the activities of Our Lady of Grace Preschool and Kindergarten as an integral part of their charism and profound religious commitment.
Since 1962, the school and its educational programs have offered a tangible service to the local community — regardless of race, nationality, gender or creed.