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MEDIA ADVISORY

 Tuesday, October 30, 2012

 

Contact: Gloria McAdam, President & CEO

work: (860) 286-9999

 


 

Ocean State Job Lot Provides Large Food Donation

 

Who: 

 

Ocean State Job Lot 

 

 

 

What: 

 

Ocean State LogoOn Wednesday morning, Ocean State Job Lot will be delivering 12,960 boxes of donated Kellogg’s product – that’s nearly an entire tractor-trailor load! This donation is part of Ocean State Job Lot's ongoing community food assistance program and is supported by the generosity of all Ocean State customers.

 

“We feel a responsibility to support the communities which we serve -- in a sense, we're neighbors, and this is what neighbors do. It's as simple as that,” said David Sarlitto, Marketing Director for Ocean State Job Lot.

 

 

 

Where:

 

Foodshare
450 Woodland Ave, Bloomfield, CT 06002
(860)286-9999

 

 

 

When:

 

Wednesday, October 31 @ 10:30 AM

 

 

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About Foodshare

 

Foodshare is the heart of greater Hartford’s fight against hunger, bringing together individuals and organizations to create effective solutions to end hunger in all 42 towns of Hartford and Tolland counties. 

 

Foodshare does this in three key ways, by:

 

  • Serving as our region’s food bank and distributing 16 tons of food each day to a network of 300 local partners that feed our hungry neighbors. This vital safety net helps 128,000 people in our region who are at risk – including seniors, the working poor, and 50,000 children – get some of the food they need for today. 
  • Reducing the number of people in need by increasing their self-sufficiency. In this way, we address the chronic underlying reasons why people are hungry. These stem from poverty, not just the immediate lack of food. 
  • Engaging members of the greater community to increase their understanding of these real causes and solutions to hunger.  Our goal is to inspire community members to become personally involved in effective hunger solutions. 

 

Since 1982, Foodshare has sought to end hunger in our region. Working in partnership with other community leaders such as the United Way, End Hunger Connecticut! and 211 Infoline, Foodshare has the experience and is building the networks necessary to help make this vision a reality. 

 

We need you! Become a Foodshare partner. Your gifts of time, talent, and financial support are vital to ending hunger… not just by feeding a hungry person today but by creating a future where hunger will not be tolerated.

 

 

 

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