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45th Annual St Jude’s Telethon needs our help! Here’s how you can.

The annual “Tim Driscoll” St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Telethon will soon celebrate its 45th year on Sunday, March 3, 2024 at theTorrington High School located at 50 Major Besse Dr, Torrington, CT 06790. All proceeds benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis Tennessee, where families never receive a bill for treatment, travel, housing or food-so they can focus on helping their child live. St. Jude founder Danny Thomas once said that, “No child should die in the dawn of life.” The telethon is a large community event; performers and patrons come from all over the area and performances are broadcasted live on Channel 5 and streamed online.

         We are kindly asking you to donate food, baked goods, and/or disposable paper goods towards the food and bake sale portion of the Telethon. The food and bake sale is significant to our fundraising efforts. We would like for it to grow bigger and better than it has even been!

         We our seeking pre-cooked breakfast, lunch, and dinner options: sandwiches, pizza, pasta, fried dough, tacos, taco bowls, burritos,rice, vegetables, salads, soups, meats, fish, sandwiches, snacks, chips, cheeses etc., bottled and canned beverages (soda, water, milk, coffee, tea, lemonade, iced tea, etc., baked goods, desserts and sweetsspices, sauces, salsa, jams, baking mixes, soaps and candles. We are also seeking donations of disposable items: napkins, cups, utensils, to-go containers, plastic and aluminum foil, new plastic and paper bags, packaging, and serving materials, condiments, sugar, milk, and spices. Kindly, (label what the item is and provide information regarding allergens and if the item contains peanuts or tree nuts). It is a great help if you can pre-individually wrap or box foods.  

         We also accept uncooked boxed, canned or frozen food in large quantitiesJust let us know ahead of time so we can properly plan for someone to cook it.  We have the availability to warm up food.

         Please contact us to make arrangements regarding food delivery. Deliveries need to be brought to theTorrington High School kitchenDrop offs can be from 9:00 am to 5pm on Sunday, March 3rd or (the day before, Saturday, March 2nd between 10 am -1pm). If you cannot drop off the food, let us know and a volunteer “runner” can come and pick up the food from your establishment. 

         Food donors will be publicly recognized on air, online, in signage, and in public announcements. Provide us with your business cards and other marketing material and we will gladly hand them out to customers! All of the food will be labeled and credited.

         We are very grateful to all donors and volunteers. Together, we can fight against pediatric cancer and other-life threatening diseases. We look forward to hearing from you. Please feel free to reach out anytime. In your response, please indicate what you plan on donating and your time and plans for drop off.

                                                         Thank you for your support!

                                 Teresa Canino, Food and Bake Sale Coordinator

                                 Phone: 860-485-4378 (call & text available) Email:

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