Emergency of Hunger Food Drive Yields Fantastic Results

Ambulance Service of Manchester Emergency of Hunger Food Drive
An ASM ambulance, loaded with food, nearing the full mark.

News Release

MANCHESTER  – When the dust settled on the friendly but competitive “Emergency of Hunger Food Drive,” Team Manchester won in the food count, Team Vernon won in cash, checks and gift cards and Team South Windsor won in turkeys.

In total, the three teams collected:

  • 27,000 food items
  • 742 turkeys, and
  • Over $33,000 in cash, checks and gift cards.

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‘The Reminder News’ Profiles Emergency Response to October Storm

Radar impact of Winter Storm Alfred, care of the Weather Channel
Radar impact of Winter Storm Alfred, care of the Weather Channel

Among other services, The Reminder News profiled ASM’s local response during Winter Storm Alfred. The historical damage wrought by a rare October storm was acutely felt by Aetna and ASM as emergency and non-emergency volume soared. Both core locations, Manchester and Hartford, ran on generator power and redundant phone lines. Service was fully restored within several days. Read the article on Winter Storm Alfred and its impact here…

‘Emergency of Hunger’ asks people to look beyond their own needs

By Martha Marteney – Staff Writer  – Reminder News      

Manchester, South Windsor, Rockville, Vernon – posted Thu., Nov. 10, 2011

Emergency of Hunger Food Drive Wyman Reed Kenny Manchester South Windsor Vernon

(L to R) Chief Matt Reed, LT Governor Nancy Wyman, Chief James Kenny

The third annual “Emergency of Hunger” food drive will be held at certain Stop & Shop locations in the towns of Manchester, South Windsor, Rockville and Vernon on Nov. 19 and 20, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Read more about the Emergency of Hunger Food Drive… Continue reading