Tuesday, June 28, 2022


Another Great Success

Thanks go to all the incredible residents of Old Saybrook and the Connecticut shoreline and beyond! They made this year’s Shoreline Fire Departments 10th annual Food Drive on April 9 another great success for the Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries (SSKP).

Of the six participating shoreline fire departments, the Old Saybrook Fire Department (OSFD) collected nearly 4,000 pounds of much needed non-perishable food during the food drive and OSFD also received cash donations of more than $1,500 to directly benefit SSKP. Total donations from the April 9 event were an amazing more than 7,500 pounds of nonperishable food.

Thanks go to volunteers Nadine “Deanie” Sabrin; OSFD support member Steve Goodstine; Old Saybrook Firefighters John Romano, Geoff Sinibaldo, Tony Cronin, Bruce Watford, David MacNeill, Brian Toolan and his children Sam and Ann Toolan, and Fernando Guimaraes; and junior firefighters Dempsey Watford and Leah Sliz. Thanks as well go to superstar volunteer SSKP driver Dave Festa.

A big thank you also goes to our print media sponsor Harbor News; our radio sponsor Full Power Radio’s Jammin 107.7 and Soft Rock 106.5 FM, which hosted a live remote broadcast at the OSFD featuring Lee Elci of 94.9 News Now; Walmart in Old Saybrook; The Pete Mezzetti Show; and our very special volunteer Chief Meteorologist Gil Simmons of WTNH.

And finally thanks for the generous donations from the following organizations: Parthenon Diner in Old Saybrook for collecting food and providing a delicious breakfast for the OSFD volunteers; Mirsina’s in Old Saybrook for collecting food and providing the delicious lunch and amazing homemade rice pudding for the grateful volunteers at the OSFD; and the Essex Savings Bank on Main Street in Old Saybrook and Scotch Plains Tavern in Essex for providing food drop-off locations.

From the bottom of my heart, I thank all these supporters!

Max Sabrin,
Media Relations/Special Events Coordinator
Old Saybrook Fire Department