Norwalk first responders, Stew Leonard's to distribute Thanksgiving turkeys for food insecure families

Norwalk first responders and city officials are partnering with Stew Leonard's to help distribute Thanksgiving turkeys to food insecure families in Connecticut.
Norwalk police, firefighters, and the mayor, along with Stew Leonard's staff, will form an assembly line to distribute turkeys today in Norwalk beginning at 11 a.m.
The turkeys will be transported to designated families in the area who are facing food insecurity.
Feeding America says more than 490,000 Connecticut residents are struggling with hunger.
Stew Leonard's says the average cost of a turkey has gone up to nearly $2 per pound up from a $1.15 last year.
Stew Leonard's says it plans to hand out thousands of turkeys across the tri-state area.
The Bridgeport Rescue Mission is holding is also giving away turkeys during a separate event today and runs through Saturday.  It's part of its Great Thanksgiving Project. The distribution will take place in the Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater parking lot at 500 Broad St. in Bridgeport.
The Bridgeport Rescue Mission says it is distributing 7,000 free turkeys with all the fixings to families in Bridgeport, Ansonia, New Haven, and Waterbury. The mission says it is trying to reach as many men, women, and children as possible by showing them love and letting them know there is hope.