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Rell Declares Day to Help Food Pantries

This Saturday, July 31, the Westport Fire Department will come to the aid of the state's two main food pantries at the behest of Gov. M. Jodi Rell. To help fill the shelves and cupboards, Fire Chief Christopher Ackley invites the public to lend a hand, or a more accurately, a can of soup.

The Westport Fire Headquarters will be open Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon, to receive nonperishable food donations. The goods will go to the Connecticut Food Bank and Foodshare programs. Rell declared this Saturday as a statewide, "Day of Caring & Compassion." The goal is to replenish the two state's two primary food pantries. Several fire stations around the state will act as collection centers, including Westport's.

Rell said in a release, "Fire departments around the state made our 2009 campaign such a success that we are delighted to have them again this year as partners. The economy is still very volatile and the need remains great for so many families who continue to struggle to make ends meet."

According to Rell, the food banks will arrange to pick up the food later in the day. So people who want to make a donation should do so during the designated hours. Ackley released the information to the public and thanked the people of Westport for their past, present and future generosity.

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