Food Donations Help Keep Sandbag Volunteers Going

Food Donations Help Keep Sandbag Volunteers Going

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It takes a lot of energy to fill sandbags pretty much nonstop and neighbors are helping volunteers stay fed.

"We're on day 18," Chaumont Assistant Fire Chief Heather Jackson said. "We're exhausted, but we're still going."

There's a huge effort underway to keep volunteers in the town of Lyme fresh.

Dozens of people are donating food and water to fuel the teams of as they give their time to hold back flood waters.

Heather Jackson: "It's been amazing," Jackson said. "I think like day one somebody made us ziti and it's been food every night since."

Cari Greene owns the Blue Heron in Chaumont. Hers is just one of many local restaurants to send food to volunteers

"They're doing this for free," she said. "So for me, it's even more important to give back to the people that support me year-round."

All the food is going to the Chaumont Volunteer Fire Department and donations have poured in, the kitchen is chock-full of food, two refrigerators are full of drinks and huge plates of food, and even more food is constantly heating inside the ovens."

Food and money have poured in from across the county and across the state.

With no idea when water levels will retreat, no one wants to see volunteers run out of fuel.


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