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Thank You To Madison From The Madison Police Department And From Those Who Benefitted From The Food & Toy Drive

The most successful food and toy drive to date benefits Madison residents, and many others as well.

All of the toys not distributed to Madison residents were taken to the Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital. Photo credit: Pem McNerney
All of the toys not distributed to Madison residents were taken to the Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital. Photo credit: Pem McNerney
From the Madison Police Department: 

Here are some of the statistics from the 2013 Madison Police Food & Toy Drive. 

It should be noted that all of the food and toys collected are distributed to Madison residents first. 

Once we have fulfilled that need, and due to the overwhelming generosity of Madison residents and businesses, we were fortunate enough to be able to help others outside of our town.  

  • 72 frozen turkeys were given to families in need in Madison as part of the Madison Food Bank’s holiday baskets
  • 36 Madison families received toys from the Toy Drive
  • All of the groceries and personal hygiene items collected were given to the Madison Food Bank

The remaining turkeys were distributed to other area shelters and food pantries including:

o   Life Haven (Battered Women’s shelter) they were also provided with some toys as children are allowed – New Haven

o   Careways – New Haven

o   Martha’s Place – New Haven

o   Shoreline Soup Kitchens and Pantries – Clinton / Old Saybrook

o   Branford Food Bank

All of the toys not distributed to Madison residents were taken to the Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital.  We took 2 SUV’s, a pick-up truck, 2 Madison Police cars; and were escorted by the New Haven Police cruisers from Madison to the Hospital. 

Overall, the Madison Police Department is thankful for the generosity and support of Madison residents and businesses making this the most successful Food & Toy drive to date.

John January 15, 2014 at 07:41 AM
Really Jay D? Complaining about a Christmas toy drive?
Jay D January 15, 2014 at 05:16 PM
They were getting paid overtime..probably $50+ per hour..what was the motivation again???
Pem McNerney January 15, 2014 at 05:37 PM
I believe they did this on their own time, not overtime, but I'll check.
Pem McNerney January 15, 2014 at 05:59 PM
From the PD: "The food drive, when we were at Stop and Shop and Robert's Food Center, was officers and staff volunteering on their day off. No one was on overtime to participate. Madison Police officers and staff volunteer their time and efforts for this great cause."
Jay D January 16, 2014 at 08:52 AM
Yea, Chief Drumm is so truthful!

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