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Town Of Fairfield, Rotary Collect Food, Funds For Veterans

The Town of Fairfield and the Rotary Club are collecting food and funds for veterans through June 27.
The Town of Fairfield and the Rotary Club are collecting food and funds for veterans through June 27. Photo Credit: Contributed photo

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Starting Friday and continuing through Monday, June 27, the Town of Fairfield’s Parks and Recreation Department, located at 75 Mill Plain Road, will have a box inside its hallway labeled “Parade Food Drive for Vets” for the public to drop off non-perishable food items to help the Fairfield Rotary Club with their collections.

The department’s hours are 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. In addition, the Fairfield Rotary Club and Chip’s Family Restaurant will hold a fundraiser and a food collection for veterans on Tuesday. The Fairfield Rotary Club typically collects food and money at the Fairfield Memorial Day Parade, but with the cancellation due to weather, the club was unable to do that this year. Chip’s, located at 525 Tunxis Hill Cut Off in Fairfield, has offered to provide three seatings on Tuesday at 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. at $15 per person with all proceeds benefitting veterans.

Additionally, the Rotary Club will collect non-perishable food items at Chip’s that will be donated to the “Homes For The Brave” in Bridgeport. The public is encouraged to RSVP with their preferred seating time and number of people attending by emailing fairfieldrotaryevent@gmail.com . Items for donation can include canned goods, coffee and powder creamers. The Rotary Club is also looking for new items such as twin size sheets, pillows, towels and any toiletries. Click here for a full list of requested items.

Cash donations will also be accepted the evening of the event at Chip’s or checks can also be mailed to: Rotary Club of Fairfield, CT – P.O. Box 411 - Fairfield, CT 06824.

“I want to thank the Fairfield Rotary Club for holding the ‘Pancakes for Vets’ fundraiser at Chip’s and for also collecting food and other items for our hero veterans at both Chip’s and our Parks and Recreation Department. In addition, I truly appreciate the generosity that George Chatzopoulos and Adam Bajko of Chip’s continuously provide to our community by helping so many important causes,” said First Selectman Mike Tetreau.

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