November 20, 2023 – Bridgeport, CT – This Thanksgiving hundreds of Bridgeporters will enjoy turkey meals from the Optimus Heath Care Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive, sponsored by the folks at Steelpointe Harbor. This marks the 16th year that Steelpointe developers, Bridgeport Landing Development (BLD) together with Optimus Health Care traditionally provide the community with Thanksgiving meals.
In addition to the distribution at Optimus Headquarters on the City’s East Side, the Thanksgiving food distribution included turkeys for the East End Community Council Food Bank. Food Bank representative Keith Williams said about the gift of turkeys for the needy in his community, “(It) Eases the pain… Every little bit helps… It’s a blessing to the community.”
Through a generous donation from Steelpointe Harbor developer Robert Christoph Jr., Optimus supplied 80 meals to their patients and others. “I love Thanksgiving. Sharing a meal with your family provides a lasting memory and we want to help create those memories.” said Christoph. The tradition which began in 2007 is part of BLD’s regular activities in the community which include a similar Holiday give away in December and other contributions throughout the year.
BLD Community Affairs Representative, Frank Borres was on site with the Optimus team to hand out and load trucks and trunks with turkeys and roasters, fresh and canned goods for clients of Optimus, the Food Bank, and the Bridgeport Senior Center. About the gift of turkeys Williams added, “It goes a long way in the community. We appreciate the Optimus and Steelpointe donations.”