State police collect toys

NORTH CANAAN — Connecticut State Police troopers from Troop B in North Canaan and Troop L in Litchfield will team up this Friday and Saturday, Dec. 10 and 11, from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. in Torrington.

New, unwrapped toys will be collected in front of Walmart. Nonperishable food items will be collected at Price Chopper, next door.

The food and some of the toys will go to No Vet Left Behind in Ansonia. The nonprofit organization serves veterans and their families with a food pantry, thrift shop, help with housing and counseling for a variety of issues, such as benefits.

Toys are distributed through social service offices in towns across the area to children of families in need.

Toys may also be left at Troop B for its Stuff-a-Cruiser program. Drop off toys in the lobby between now and Dec. 24.

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