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Interstate 95 Service Plazas In Darien Collecting Food

The Connecticut service plazas in Darien and Milford will be the site for financial donations to the Connecticut Food Bank Nov. 25.
The Connecticut service plazas in Darien and Milford will be the site for financial donations to the Connecticut Food Bank Nov. 25. Photo Credit: Facebook

DARIEN, Conn. -- The Connecticut service plazas in Darien and Milford will be the site for financial donations to the Connecticut Food Bank from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday.

The event will take place at the I-95 Branford northbound and southbound service plazas and the I-95 Darien northbound and southbound service plazas. Students from the Hopkins School in New Haven will collect monetary donations to aid the Connecticut Food Bank.

“Thanks to Project Service and students from Hopkins School for helping brighten the holidays for people in Connecticut who struggle with hunger,” said Connecticut Food Bank Interim CEO Paul O’Leary. “Guests at the service plazas who donate to the Connecticut Food Bank will have a direct impact on our work. Each dollar donated helps us to provide two meals to someone in need.”

The Connecticut Food Bank is the largest centralized source of charitably donated food in Connecticut and last year distributed enough food to provide more than 18.5 million meals.

“We are honored that we are able to host this year’s collection at our service plazas in Milford and Darien,” said Paul Landino, president and CEO of Project Service. “We have currently completed renovations on all 23 service plazas. We hope to continue to host more community events like this.”

Project Service LLC has a 35-year contract with the state to renovate and operate the service plazas. All 23 service plazas are open 24/7.

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