The Spooner House's annual frozen turkey and fixings drive has begun and will feature a variety of locations and methods for everyone to donate between now and Nov. 18.
See below for a detailed listing of locations.
Again this year, popular Smile Dental Center owner, Dr. Bruce Sofferman, along with his wife Deborah Sofferman and their daughter Sophia Sofferman, will be wearing traditional Pilgrim and Native American costumes and will be joined by a turkey mascot as they attempt to flag down drivers to drop off turkeys and fixings from 7 to 10 a.m. in Oxford on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 318 Oxford Road (Route 67) and again on Thurs. Nov. 15, from 7 to 10 a.m. at the R.D. Scinto Corporate Park, located at One Corporate Drive in Shelton.
Dr. Sofferman’s Smile Dental Centers at 318 Oxford Road in Oxford and 61 Elizabeth St. in Derby will also be collecting frozen turkeys and fixings all week during regular business hours Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 12 to 16.
New locations this year include the Huntington Hose Fire Co. in Shelton, Frank Hoinsky Real Estate Fill A Bus in Ansonia, Seybridge Pharmacy in Seymour and the Boy Scouts Scouting for Food.
More people than ever in the lower Naugatuck Valley are in need of support to obtain all the ingredients necessary for satisfying holiday meals, so Spooner House is asking everyone to be as generous as possible.
“More than 6,000 individuals have been served by the Food Bank this past year, comprising over 153,000 meals, 92,000 more than just four years ago when 61,000 meals were served,” explained Executive Director Susan Agamy. “Our supplies have virtually disappeared this week because of recent requests for local aid following the visit to Connecticut by storm Sandy.”
Continuing the tradition, only frozen turkeys will be collected on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Seymour. The 8th Grade Gold Team from Seymour Middle School is again sponsoring this location.
A list of specific food items needed for the frozen turkey drive is at the end of the release or visitwww.actspooner.org for more details.
Only locations with an asterisk below will be collecting frozen turkeys, the others are only collecting nonperishable items for the holiday food baskets.
Frank Hoinsky Real Estate
Now – Nov. 11 help Fill A Bus
685 Main St., Ansonia
Boy Scouts Scouting for Food
Saturday, Nov. 3 – Empty bags delivered to your door
Saturday, Nov. 10 – Fill your bag and leave at door for pick up
Huntington Hose Fire Co.
Sundays, Nov. 4, 11 and 18 from 8:30 a.m. – noon
Wednesdays, Nov. 7, and 14 from 7 – 9 p.m.
44 Church St., Shelton
Monday – Sunday, November 5 – 11
37 New Haven Rd., Seymour
*Smile Dental Centers
Monday – Friday, Nov. 12 – 16 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.318 Oxford Road (Route 67) in Oxford and
61 Elizabeth Street in Derby
Featuring Pilgrim characters and a Turkey mascot:
*Smile Dental Center in Oxford
Wednesday, Nov. 14, 7 a.m. – 10 a.m.
*R.D. Scinto Corporate Park
Thursday, Nov. 15, 7 a.m. – 10 a.m.
One Corporate Drive in Shelton, in the parking lot of the Scinto Towers
*Seymour Middle School, accepting only frozen turkeys, no food
Saturday, Nov. 17, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
The 8th Grade Gold Team, 211 Mountain Road in Seymour
If these dates and times are not convenient, you may also drop food items at the Spooner House, 30 Todd Road in Shelton, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 1 to 5 p.m. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-225-0453.