Appeals for support of those in need at Thanksgiving time

The Woman's Club of Greater New Milford is once again sponsoring a Thanksgiving Food Drive. Our goal is to enable those less fortunate in our community to have a more pleasant holiday by providing baskets filled with Thanksgiving food.

Through the cooperative efforts of our community and social services, last year we were able to help 100 appreciative families. We are hoping to feed 125 families this year.

With the continued economic struggle that our town and nation are experiencing, more and more families have been looking to social services for help. It is unfortunate that so many need to use the food bank year after year.

We appeal to you now for assistance in providing monetary donations to help these local families that need our help with food for the holidays. Your tax-deductible contribution will go to purchasing a turkey and non-perishable food for each family's holiday basket.

We will need all donations by Friday, Nov. 18. Checks for monetary donations can be made out to The Woman's Club of Greater New Milford (please note on the check that the donation is for the Food Drive) and sent to:

The Woman's Club of Greater New Milford, P.O. Box 225,

New Milford, Connecticut 06776.

We will also be at the New Milford Stop & Shop on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. collecting food and monetary contributions if you world prefer to make your donation in person.

Any and all help that you can extend would be greatly appreciated by many.

Kim E. Strom,

Priscilla Williams

New Milford's Thanksgiving Food Drive