Half a dozen fire departments along the shoreline are helping to end hunger.
They held their fourth annual food drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. The Old Saybrook Fire Department alone collected 1,775 pounds of food and $365 in cash donations. The totals for the other departments were not in by the time of publication.
People were encouraged to bring non-perishable items to a fire house in their town.
Participating departments include Old Saybrook, Westbrook, Clinton, Killingworth, Chester, and Nantic.
Last year, they collected 6,500 pounds in donations. This year, their goal is 10,000 pounds.
The fire houses will also collect checks for the Shoreline Soup Kitchens and Pantries. The organization has had to purchase food in the past to keep their shelves stocked.
Each week they distribute 17,000 pounds of food to 11 shoreline communities.
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