Fire companies in Newtown are hosting their annual pre-Thanksgiving food drive this weekend.
Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue company will be collecting donations for FAITH Food Pantry on Saturday. They, along with members of Hawleyville and Hook & Ladder companies, will be outside Big Y on Queen Street to fill the fire truck beginning at 10am. Members of Botsford and Dodgingtown will be stationed outside Stop & Shop on South Main Street. All items and financial donations received on Saturday will be delivered immediately to the food pantry as soon as the collection ends at 2 o'clock.
Firefighters will be taking donations of food, personal hygiene and cleaning items, pet supplies, and even cash donations.
The Bethel Police Department will be joining the Stony Hill Four Corners Association and Stony Hill Volunteer Fire Department for the same collection to also benefit the Bethel Food Pantry.