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OCEAN STATE JOB LOT ALLEVIATES HUNGER IN CONNECTICUT
Connecticut Food Bank receiving truckload food donation
on September 14, 2017 at 11:45AM
WHO: Ocean State Job Lot (OSJL) Charitable Foundation’s “Three Square Meals” Family Meal Assistance Program
WHAT: A convoy of 22 tractor trailer trucks loaded with nutritious, shelf-stable food (enough for 10.4 million meals) will depart the OSJL warehouse in Rhode Island to deliver to 20 Food Banks and Pantries in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, New Jersey, and New York. This is the first installment of a 200-tractor trailer truckload donation totaling 8 million pounds of food for 2017, marking the single largest food assistance program of its kind in the Northeast. The Connecticut Food Bank is among those each receiving a delivery of food.
WHERE: Connecticut Food Bank
2 Research Parkway, Wallingford, CT 06492
WHEN: Thursday, September 14, at 11:45AM
OTHER: Funds for Job Lot to purchase the food direct from brand-name manufacturers were donated at the register by OSJL customers in eight states over the 2016 holiday season and matched by Job Lot. Connecticut Food Bank CEO Bernie Beaudreau will be present to meet the truck, discuss the impact of the Three Square Meals program and present Job Lot with a special citation commending them for their support.
About the Connecticut Food Bank:
The Connecticut Food Bank is committed to alleviating hunger in Connecticut by providing food resources, raising awareness of the challenges of hunger and advocating for people who need help meeting basic needs. The Connecticut Food Bank partners with the food industry, food growers, donors and volunteers to distribute nutritious food to people in need, which last year provided more than 21 million meals. We distribute that food through a network of community based programs to six Connecticut counties – Fairfield, Litchfield, Middlesex, New Haven, New London and Windham counties – where more than 300,000 people struggle with hunger. Visit us on the web at www.ctfoodbank.org, like us on Facebook and follow @CTFoodBank on Twitter and Instagram.