The Madison Police Department will once again be conducting its Annual Food & Toy Drive beginning on Saturday, November 19, 2016. On Saturday, Madison Police officers will collect food and toys at two locations in Madison: Stop & Shop and Robert’s Food Center. Officers will be at these locations from 10:00am – 2:00pm and will be collecting frozen turkeys and non-perishable food items as well as laundry soap, personal hygiene items and baby diapers all of which will benefit local families. Donations can also be made at the Madison Police Department, 9 Campus Drive twenty-four hours a day between now and December 20th.
The collected toys will first be distributed to Madison families in need between December 19th and December 20th. The remaining toys being transported to the Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital to benefit the Toy Closet Program on December 22nd. The Toy Closet Program was established by WTNH News Anchor Ann Nyberg to benefit children receiving care at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital. The Toy Closet provides the patient and/or their siblings with joy and comfort during their recovery at the hospital.
As we approach the Christmas Holiday, Madison Police Officers and Staff will be delivering frozen turkeys to the Madison Surf Club for inclusion into the Madison Food Bank’s holiday food baskets distributed to Madison residents in need.
The remaining food and frozen turkeys will be donated to other area food banks and soup kitchens.