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.