Election Day Food Drive a Success !

November 11, 2019

Press Release from Old Saybrook First Selectman Carl P. Fortuna, Jr.

On Tuesday, November 5, 2019, Old Saybrook voted in the municipal elections. Thank you to all who made the effort to exercise their right to vote. Turnout in a municipal election is always lower than state and federal elections but votes were cast and the elected board and commission members will take their seats November 19.

This election cycle, the town decided to sponsor a food drive with all donations going to the Shoreline Soup Kitchen and Pantry. I am proud to say that Old Saybrook residents responded to this cause, like they always respond to good causes, and donated 674 pounds of food and $174! I am hopeful that this food drive will become a tradition in our town. We as a community can and will make a difference with efforts like this.

A special thank you goes out to Katie Toolan for accepting the challenge, coordinating the drop-off containers, seeking out volunteers to man the stations and for just making this whole event happen. It would not have been the success it was without her. Next year we will make this event bigger and better. Thank you Old Saybrook.