Conn. firefighters load hundreds of turkeys for those in need
Norwalk first responders formed a human assembly line, passing the turkeys to vehicles, which will distribute the birds across the city for Thanksgiving
By Abigail Brone
The Hour, Norwalk, Conn.
NORWALK, Conn. — Police and firefighters gathered at Stew Leonard's Thursday to load up hundreds of turkeys to be distributed for Thanksgiving.
The first responders, joined by Mayor Harry Rilling, formed a human assembly line, passing the turkeys by hand to vehicles, which will distribute the birds across the city.
Thousands of turkeys will be given out by Stew Leonard's across the tri-state area, including hundreds of people in need in Norwalk, the company said in a statement.
More than 490,000 Connecticut residents are struggling with hunger this year, including more than 131,000 children, according to the nonprofit chain of food banks, Feeding America. The average cost of turkey increased to nearly $2 per pound in 2022, up from $1.15 in 2021, according to the United States Department of Agriculture.
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