Seniors at Delorenzo Towers receive food donations in time for Thanksgiving

Published on Tuesday, 23 November 2021 12:57


BRISTOL – Seniors at Delorenzo Towers received a donation of boxes and boxes of turkeys, chickens and other food for Thanksgiving Tuesday thanks to employees at Connecticut Waste Property Management (CWPM) in Plainville.

A large truck pulled up behind the apartment building at 284 N. Main St. and opened up to reveal pallets piled high with boxes. For the next several minutes, staff from CWPM and Delorenzo Towers worked together to unload armfuls of boxes.

In total, 70 turkeys and 40 chickens will be distributed to the residents at Delorenzo Towers, many of whom are elderly and lower income. The donations also included boxes of potatoes, fruits and vegetables to help to complete a full Thanksgiving meal for them to enjoy.

Andrew Madigan, operations at CWPM, said that the refuse removal and recycling has long been organizing similar donations in the communities that they serve in Connecticut and Rhode Island.

“As an organization, we like to give back,” he said. “Our owners are glad to help out when we can.”

The Turkeys and other food, Madigan said, is acquired from local vendors and farms wherever possible. When a local vendor isn’t found, he added, employees still ensure that the food is acquired. He added that donations like these help to address a “critical” need, combatting food insecurity during the holiday season.

“We have more than 200 employees across the state and we are happy to help out in the communities they live in,” he said. “It’s nice to give back.”

After boxes were brought inside, they were taken to a cafeteria area where they covered several tables.

Jeff Edelson, manager at Delorenzo Towers, said that the donation provided from CWPM was a “huge” help.

“This will help to provide food for many elderly people, some of whom are struggling financially,” he said. “This will make a big difference for these residents.”

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Posted in The Bristol Press, Bristol on Tuesday, 23 November 2021 12:57. Updated: Tuesday, 23 November 2021 12:59.