November 28, 2008
November 28, 2008
BRIDGEPORT, CONN. - People's United Bank, Sodexo and the Bridgeport Police Department have worked together to provide Thanksgiving turkeys to the elderly residents of the Fireside Apartments in Bridgeport.
"At this time of year, we reflect on all for which we are thankful - family, friends, good health, and so much more," said Jim Keegan, first vice president and growth manager for the Bridgeport area. "It is also a good time to share that wealth with those who may not be as fortunate. We're pleased to partner with Sodexo and the Bridgeport Police Department to offer Thanksgiving turkeys to our friends in the Fireside Apartments who will spending the holiday alone."
Sodexo is the food supplier to People's United Bank and generously offered the turkeys to the bank at cost. Sodexo also loaned the bank its service van to transport the turkeys to the the Fireside Apartments. People's United purchased 150 turkeys for apartment complex residents.
"The Bridgeport Police Department has partnered with People's United on many programs helping the elderly," said Bridgeport Police Officer Nicholas Ortiz, who oversees the department's Crime Prevention Program and works closely with the city's senior population. "This Thanksgiving donation is just another example of how the police department and People's United give back to the community we both serve."
People's United Bank, a diversified financial services company with $20 billion in assets, provides consumer and commercial banking services through a network of more than 300 branches in Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maine and New York. Through its subsidiaries, People's United Financial provides equipment financing, asset management, brokerage and financial advisory services, and insurance services.