Stamford EMS and the Stamford Paramedic Association donated fifty turkeys to the Stamford Foodbank on the 17th of November this year. The turkeys were distributed to various organizations across the region including shelters located within the City of Stamford.
“To be hungry at Thanksgiving is a terrible thing,” said Pete Kessler, President of the Stamford Paramedic Association, local 684, a unit of IAEP. “We take care of people every day; this is one more way for us to serve the community.”
Those sentiments were echoed by Patricia Squires, Stamford EMS Chief and C.E.O., “Helping those in need is what we do. We are honored to be able to contribute to the holiday meals of dozens of families in need.”
“We’re grateful for the donation,” said Kate Lombardo, Executive Director of the Food Bank. “This is a time of year when people who wouldn’t normally ask for help feel it’s acceptable to ask for help. As a result, we’re able to identify people that are struggling with food insecurity.”
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