Local agencies join together to feed seniors this Thanksgiving

Bridgeport Rescue Mission is joining forces with two local agencies — Park City Communities and Greater Bridgeport Transit — to ensure that seniors receive a meal this Thanksgiving.  Senior citizens from Park City Communities apartment complexes will be transported for free by the Greater Bridgeport Transit to the Mission’s Great ThanksGiving Project, an outreach to provide 3,000 Thanksgiving Food Bags and coats to struggling community members.

“Transportation for our senior citizens is a big challenge and the Greater Bridgeport Transit is helping alleviate that obstacle, working with Park City Communities to coordinate rides to our Great ThanksGiving Project,” said Mission Executive Director Terry Wilcox.  “We are blessed to have compassionate community partners who are willing to step up in a time of need and work together to make sure no one goes hungry this Thanksgiving.”

Buses will transport a total of 100 senior residents of Eleanor Apartments and Fireside Apartments, both part of the Park City Communities, to the Great ThanksGiving Project located at the Webster Bank Arena.  Residents of Eleanor Apartments are scheduled to arrive at the Arena Monday, Nov. 23, at approximately 2 p.m., and Fireside Apartment residents will be transported on Tuesday, Nov. 24, arriving at approximately 2 p.m.  Volunteers will serve as personal shoppers for each senior, helping them collect their Thanksgiving Food Bag and winter coat and return to the bus for departure.

The media is encouraged to attend for photo opportunities during the Great ThanksGiving Project taking place Nov. 20, 21, 23 & 24, at the Webster Bank Arena from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

For more information on the Great ThanksGiving Project or the Mission’s programs and services for homeless and hurting men, women and children, contact Jessica Allen, communications manager, at the numbers listed above or visit BridgeportRescueMission.org.

Bridgeport Rescue Mission demonstrates the love of God to hungry, homeless and addicted people throughout coastal Fairfield County, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  We fight poverty from the inside out by providing a place of hope and dignity through a yearlong educational program, biblical counseling and case management.  We are funded by compassionate individuals, churches, businesses and organizations.