The Putnam Business Association donated 150 turkeys to the Handcuff Hunger food Drive last week. Left to right: Putnam Police Dog Aron, Officer Mike Termini, PBA President Earl Rosebrooks, PR and Marketing chair Jennifer Beckett, Putnam Police Deputy Chief Lee Konicki, Putnam Public Works maintainer Alan Guertin and Bhavesh Patel (owner of Putnam Supermarket). Courtesy photo.
PBA donates 150
turkeys to 
Handcuff Hunger 
Food Drive
PUTNAM — Held annually on the weekend before Thanksgiving, the Handcuff Hunger Food Drive received a helping hand from the Putnam Business Association (PBA) during the 2015 event when representatives from the PBA presented a donation of 150 turkeys to the Putnam Police Department. The turkeys were purchased at Putnam Supermarket with funds donated by a number of PBA members and will go to support the Daily Bread Food Pantry.
“With Thanksgiving coming up next week, it was important for us to show our support of Daily Bread, which does a fantastic job helping to feed those in need in our community during the holiday season and all year round,” said PBA President Earl Rosebrooks. “We are very pleased with the results of the turkey drive and thank our members for their generous donations to this worthy cause,” Rosebrooks added. 
PBA members who donated to the turkey drive included: CNB a Division of BankESB, The Congregational Church of Putnam, The Courthouse Bar and Grille, Fluid Coating Technology, G7 Catering, Gerardi Insurance, Linemaster Switch, Putnam Bank, Rawson Materials, WINY Radio, Bucknam, Masseur and Associates, Advanced Back & Wellness Center, Byrnes Agency, Putnam Supermarket, Quinebaug Valley Regional Rotaract Club, Woodstock Line, Attorney Aleman, Carlee & Michael Drummer, Flying Carpet Studio, FUSION Interactive Marketing, GET Interactive Media, Holiday Inn Express, Putnam Farmers Co-Op, RPC Associates, Victoria Station Café, Benpe Sales and Consulting, Ben’s Beans, Donna Breton, Peter Lange, and Roberta Rocchetti.
Located at the United Methodist Church in Putnam, Daily Bread is a full service food pantry serving residents of the greater Putnam area. Kathi Peterson, IHSP-Daily Bread Program Coordinator, extended her appreciation to the PBA and noted that Daily Bread expects to serve 400 families during the 2015 Thanksgiving holiday. Along with the Putnam Police Department, Handcuff Hunger was supported by the Plainfield Police Department and CT State Police Troop D.  In addition to benefitting Daily Bread, other donations from the 2015 Handcuff Hunger Food Drive will also go to support TEEG, Friends of Assisi, and Project Pin. The Putnam Business Association is a group of 189 businesses and individuals from Putnam and surrounding area. 
The common goal of the group to promote its business community and the Town of Putnam, CT as a premier New England destination. For more information on the PBA, visit
RocketTheme Joomla Templates