Ocean State Job Lot continues to make a difference for low-income families who are struggling with hunger. This week 30,000 pounds of General Mills food items were delivered to Connecticut Food Bank including pasta, soup and mashed potatoes.
It’s all part of Ocean State Job Lot’s Three Square Meals program, Each holiday season, Job Lot matches the dollars donated by customers at the register during the holiday season and uses the funds to purchase food for donation to area food banks. This year, a total of $4.2 million worth of shelf stable food will be delivered to food banks around New England and New York – the largest food donation by a private company in New England.
The General Mills food donation comes to Connecticut Food Bank at a critical time. Children will soon begin summer vacation which means low-income families will not have access to free/reduced price school meals over the summer.
We are grateful to Ocean State Job Lot and its customers who generously donated at the register during the 2013 holiday season!