Trumbull do-gooder seeks food, toiletry donations

It’s no secret that many food banks and homeless shelters are hurting for donations for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.

But so is Anne Marie Tarinelli, a Trumbull woman who serves Bridgeport’s homeless under the John Street bridge in the city every Sunday. She’s looking for donations of turkeys and other food so she can serve a Thanksgiving meal to those she helps. Tarinelli said, right now, she doesn’t have anything, and all donations would be appreciated.

She’s also looking for toilet paper, soap, men’s socks and toiletries for some gift bags she’s making for the Christmas holiday. If you are interesting in donating, call 203-268-5553. If you have items you want to donate, you can leave them in bins outside her home at 18 Country Lane in Trumbull, but Tarinelli said she’d like to meet people when they donate — so be sure to say hi.

Amanda Cuda