More than 400 families helped by food drive at Ed’s Garage Doors
Norwalk, CT (November 19, 2012) – On Saturday, November 17, Ed’s Garage Doors in South Norwalk hosted “Operation Turkey: Feeding Fairfield County Families” to help families in need this holiday season.
Rich Cunningham, owner and president of Ed’s Garage Doors, took action after seeing a local news story about the severe shortage of turkeys at The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County, which was due in part to their recovery efforts for victims of Hurricane Sandy.
“With our initial donation of 100 turkeys, along with matching gifts by my partners at Northwest Door and Liftmaster, we had collected over 300 turkeys in advance of the event,” said Cunningham. “By the end of the event, we had collected almost 400 turkeys, 500 pounds of non-perishable food, and over $2000 in cash and gift card donations.”
“Government doesn’t work without private individuals who contribute,” Mayor Richard A. Moccia remarked about Cunningham’s efforts. “Ed’s Garage Doors did a good job today.”
“If everybody can donate just a few cans, or they can donate a turkey, or even a cash donation, that will make a difference,” said State Senator Bob Duff, as he dropped off a donation at the event.
In addition to Mayor Richard A. Moccia and State Senator Bob Duff, State Representative Larry Cafero, Fire Chief Denis McCarthy, and Police Chief Thomas Kulhawik, and other first-responders from Norwalk all attended the event and brought donations of their own.
“Our family-owned business has been in Norwalk for 40 years,” added Cunningham. “A lot of people are suffering, so we’re doing whatever we can to help. Thanks to local support, we were able to assist The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County in their efforts to help feed local families.”
Rich Cunningham, Owner and President
Ed’s Garage Doors
Norwalk, CT 06854