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KILLINGLY, CONN. - More than two dozen donations were tendered in the first-ever Fill the Shuttlecraft Food Drive for People and Pets hosted by the Eastern Connecticut Chapter of STARFLEET, the International Star Trek Fan Association, the U.S.S Charter Oak.

The crew of this fan group met with friends and fans on Sunday, December 4th for six hours collecting non-perishable food items and pet supplies between Stop & Shop and Petco in the Killingly Commons in Dayville, Conn. with the proceeds being donated to the Interfaith Human Services of Putnam’s Daily Bread Food Pantry and the Connecticut Humane Society. The total weight of donations have yet to be tallied, but the benefit from this event will be felt across Connecticut.

“It’s exciting to be able to give back to the Northeastern Connecticut Community,” says U.S.S. Charter Oak Captain, Ryan O’Connor. “Gene Roddenberry [the creator of Star Trek] spoke about a future where no one goes hungry. We hope the donations we received help make that bit of Science Fiction a reality for those who need it.”

STARFLEET International has been in existence since 1974, and is the oldest Star Trek fan group. The Fill the Shuttlecraft Food Drive for People and Pets is part of the organization’s national giving campaign that runs through November and December of each year against rival Star Trek fan group, the Klingon Assault Group.

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