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STEW LEONARD’S HOSTS 38th ANNUAL TURKEY BRIGADE
Farm-Fresh Retailer Distributes 2,500 Turkeys to Families in Need This Holiday
Stew Leonard’s continues its long-standing tradition of giving thanks to the communities it serves with its 38th Annual “Turkey Brigade,” taking place on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 11 a.m. Approximately 2,500 turkeys will be distributed to more than 100 churches, civic groups, elderly housing and senior nutrition programs, and schools in the Norwalk, Newington & Danbury, Connecticut and East Meadow, Farmingdale & Yonkers, New York communities to help provide Thanksgiving Day meals for families in need.
The Danbury store will donate turkeys to 26 area organizations:
7th Annual Veteran’s Thanksgiving Dinner
AIDS Project of Greater Danbury
Alternative Center for Excellence
Banksville Fire Department
Community Action Agency of Western Connecticut
Danbury Commons Senior Housing
Danbury Fish & Game
Daughters of Charity*
Dustin Easely Foundation*
Gilead Presbyterian Church
Glen Ayre Senior Housing
Good Shepard Outreach
Families Network of Western CT*
I AM Interfaith Aids Ministry of Greater Danbury
King Street United Church of Christ
Mahopac Middle School
Monroe Food Pantry
New York Riders
Saint Gregory the Great Church
Saint Peter’s Roman Catholic Church
Southbury Thanksgiving Holiday Meal
Victory Christian Center
WestCOP Putnam C.A.P.
WestCOP Putnam Head Start
“Something for Someone” / Hat City Local
*Listeners of WRKI-FM nominated charities in their communities to receive turkeys as part of this year’s Turkey Brigade. Daughters of Charity, Dustin Easely Foundation, Families Network of Western CT and Pathways Academy were selected by a panel of judges at WRKI-FM as this year’s recipients.
Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 11 a.m. SHARP. Note that the turkeys are distributed very quickly.
Stew Leonard’s Danbury store in front of customer service
99 Federal Road, Danbury, Conn.
Store Phone: 203.790.8030
• Interviews: any of the participating organizations; Stew Leonard’s Danbury store president and other Team Members
• Photos: Stew Leonard’s “Turkey Brigade,” Stew’s Team Members with mascot Wow the Cow placing turkeys into the shopping carts of the organizations
Meghan Bell, Stew Leonard’s: 203.750.6107 or email: [email protected]
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