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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 10 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 Newington store will donate turkeys to 23 area organizations:
Adelbrook Behavioral and Developmental Services Inc.
Community Health Resources
Community Towers Tenant Organization of Meriden
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center
Connecticut Food Bank*
CREC Family Resource Center
Glastonbury Eats Hartford Magnet School
Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society of New Britain
Hardware City Detachment Marines Corps League, Inc.
Hartford Knights Youth Organization
Holy Family Church
Igesia del Dios Viviente
IPPI Givers Delivers
New Dimension Christian Center
Newington Human Services
Peace Missionary Ministries
Prudence Crandall Center, Inc.
Saint George Greek Orthodox Cathedral Hartford
South Park Inn
The Middletown Community Thanksgiving Project
*Listeners of WWYZ-FM nominated charities in their communities to receive turkeys as part of this year’s Turkey Brigade. Connecticut Food Bank was selected by a panel of judges at WWYZ-FM as this year’s recipient.
Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 10 a.m. SHARP. Note that the turkeys are usually distributed very quickly.
Stew Leonard’s Newington store (in the front of the store)
3475 Berlin Turnpike, Newington, Conn. 06111
Store Phone: 860.760.8100
• Interviews: any of the participating organizations; Stew Leonard’s Newington 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
MEDIA CONTACT: Meghan Bell, Stew Leonard’s: 203.750.6107 or email: [email protected]
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