12/28/2012 - 7-Year-Old Recognized for his Food Drive Efforts
Mayor Bill Finch and members of the City Council recognize seven-year-old Jeremy Rosa at the opening of the Monday, December 17 City Council meeting.

Jeremy received a Mayoral Proclamation and Council Citation in recognition of a food drive that the young man organized. Originally, Jeremy, a second grade student at Blackham School set out to collect 100 food items.

Thanks to his efforts; which included riding his bike around the neighborhood with a sign tied to his bike, passing out fliers to friends and family members, and a Facebook page created by his mother, Jeremy was able to collect 1,053 items of food - 997 pounds of food, enough to feed 830 meals to those less fortunate.

"Jeremy is an outstanding example to all the young people of our city, and to all Bridgeport residents. Through hard work and generosity, Jeremy was able to help so many people," said Mayor Bill Finch.

Jeremy's food drive lasted 19 days. The food collected was donated to the Connecticut Food Bank warehouse in Fairfield.

“This city, this state needed to hear something good, and you gave us something great,” said City Council President Tom McCarthy at the opening of the council meeting.

Check out photos of the Mayor and City Council's presentation to Jeremy Rosa on Mayor Bill Finch's Facebook page.

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