Add the ‘Junk King’ to Danbury’s List of Heroes
He makes his living hauling away your junk, and now he's pitching in to help seniors acquire the food they need.
It never ceases to amaze me how many 'heroes' have emerged during this pandemic. Doctors, nurses, and supporting medical staff risk their lives every day to help the thousands caught by surprise with COVID-19.
Today I've read about Danbury's latest hero, Tom McCabe, thanks to the Danbury Patch. Tom McCabe owns Junk King Tri-County, and he, along with his staff, has stepped up to help out seniors who are afraid of going out to the grocery store by delivering food directly to their home.
McCabe has been working with Hillside Food Outreach to deliver food to seniors during their junk runs. As the pandemic became more intense, the calls from seniors to Hillside became monumental. That's when the Junk King and his crew decided to ramp up their involvement by including food bank deliveries into their everyday junk runs.
This is nothing new for McCabe. He's been a do-gooder over the years working with the United Way, Goodwill, and the Salvation Army. From all of us here at Townsquare Media (WRKI & WDBY) a huge shout-out and thank you to Tom McCabe and his dedicated staff!