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30,000 pounds of General Mills food donated by Ocean State Job Lot

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...
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Ocean State Job Lot makes record-breaking food donation

If you’re an Ocean State Job Lot shopper who donates to food banks at the checkout line, you are part of one for the record books.  Today Connecticut Food Bank’s East Haven warehouse received 40,000 pounds of food from Ocean State Job Lot – the first of several full tractor trailer loads it will receive as part of the stores’ Three Square Meals program, which is the largest single food donation of its kind by a private company in New England. How was this done?  Job Lot customers are invited to donate $1 at the register through December 31, to help buy food for food banks to distribute in their local community.  Job Lot then matches the first $100,000 of shopper donations and purchases food from its manufacturers and other sources valued at up to three times Job Lot’s purchase price, and then donates the food to food banks.  This...
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