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Wells Fargo Pitches In

by Thomas MacMillan | Dec 17, 2013 9:20 am

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Posted to: Arts & Culture, City Hall, Food, Social Services

In the second year of an annual aldermanic food drive, city lawmakers are already beating last year’s record in terms of money collected and number of Subarus filled with food.

As aldermen continue to collect food for the hungry, in collaboration with the Shubert Theater, East Shore Alderman Sal DeCola (right/center in photo) has been counting how many times he has to fill his Subaru with all the donations, to haul them to local food pantries.

DeCola said he’s already filled his Subaru twice this year, as many times as he filled it last year. And this year’s drive isn’t over yet. People can drop off food at the Shubert (247 College St.) until Dec. 31.

To support the aldermanic efforts, Wells Fargo bank donated an oversized check to the cause, for the second year. Helene Robbins (at center in photo), a vice-president with the bank, presented the $10,000 check to aldermen on Monday night in City Hall. The check from Wells Fargo is $200 larger than last year’s.

“We live in a very rich state, but we also live in a city where there’s a lot of need,” said board President Jorge Perez as he thanked Robbins for the donation.

“Food pantries are really hurting this year,” said Aldermen DeCola, the point person for the food drive. He urged people to stop by the Shubert, even if they’re not seeing a show, to drop off some non-perishable foodstuffs.

“Please,” he said. “We could use more food.”

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posted by: HewNaven on December 17, 2013  10:07am

Wells Fargo and all the other banks in New Haven can afford to give a lot more back to our community. To call that drop-in -the-bucket ‘generous’ is insulting. If anything, its a distracted glance at the poverty that surrounds them.

posted by: Mike Fim on December 17, 2013  12:13pm

I would like to commend Alderman Sal DeCola for his roll in the 2nd Annual Food drive.
When Sal takes on a cause he gives 1,001 percent. It is truly amazing what he has accomplished in the short time he has been an Alderperson.
Sal not only thinks of those in his ward, but he has concern for the entire city. This is truly evident by his actions and roll in the Annual Food Drive and all the the does in the community, his Church, and his personal life.

posted by: wendy1 on December 17, 2013  12:32pm

WELLS FARGO, a bank that was bailed out to the tune of millions or billions by us the taxpayers, and a bank that has foreclosed so many, adding to the homeless, is an example of the stingiest and most despicable type of phony PR.  $10,000 is peanuts and a pathetic offering from this huge bank.

posted by: Mike Fim on December 17, 2013  12:45pm

Congratulations and Kudos to Alderman Sal DeCola for your roll in the 2nd Annual Board of Alderman Food Drive.
You truly demonstrate your concern and your commitment not only to your constituents, but for all the people of New Haven.
We are truly blessed in our Ward to have an Alderman as dedicated and concerned for all the people of our City.
I am proud to day Sal is my Alderman.
Mike F.

posted by: Threefifths on December 17, 2013  6:36pm

This is Blood money.

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