There will be a food drive in Newtown this weekend. All of the town's fire companies are joining together for this year's Fill The Fire Truck for FAITH Food Pantry. The collection will take place on November 21st from 9am to 2pm.
Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company, Newtown Hook & Ladder, and Hawleyville Volunteer Fire Company will be staged outside Big Y on Queen Street. Botsford Fire Rescue and Dodgingtown Volunteer Fire Company will collect at their respective stations that day. They typically collect at Stop & Shop in Sand Hill Plaza, but that was changed due to the pandemic.
Firefighters will be wearing face masks during the collections.
Tables will set up for donations, which members will then sort by product type. They're specifically looking for includes coffee, cereal, laundry detergent, pasta, sauce, chili, soup, personal hygiene items (shampoo, conditioner, body wash, razors, lotions, toilet paper, paper towels), and all the fixings for a holiday meal.
Fill The Fire Truck is being held rain or shine.