6/3/2014 - Ocean State Job Lot Alleviates Hunger in New Hampshire
OCEAN STATE JOB LOT
ALLEVIATES HUNGER IN
WITH TRUCKLOAD FOOD DONATION
Nutritious food to be delivered
New Hampshire Food Bank on June
N.H. (May 30, 2014): Ocean State Job Lot, a 113-store discount
retail chain headquartered in North Kingstown, R.I., announces an initiative to
help alleviate the food crisis throughout the area.
part of its 2014 “Three Square Meals” family meal assistance program, Ocean
State Job Lot’s Charitable Foundation has made arrangements for a purchase of
seven truckloads of General Mills products for delivery next week to seven area
food banks. On Tuesday, June 3, 2014, New
Hampshire Food Bank will receive a 33,000 lb. truckload of nutritious food
items including mashed potatoes, pasta and soup.
in 2003, Three Square Meals is a public-private initiative funded in part by
Job Lot customers who donate $1 at the store’s cash registers during the
holiday season; sponsors and vendors; and Job Lot’s Charitable Foundation. The June 3rd donation to New
Hampshire Food Bank is part of a yearlong total of $4.2 million worth of
shelf-stable food that is earmarked for distribution to 13 food banks and
pantries across six New England states and New York.
to one of our most valued business partners, General Mills, and the generosity
of Job Lot customers, we are able to fight food insecurity starting with our
local communities and food banks,” comments Ocean State Job Lot Owner/Partner
seven food banks in the region receiving the General Mills/Job Lot donation
are: Rhode Island Community Food Bank
(Providence, RI), Connecticut Food Bank (East Haven, CT), Foodshare
(Bloomfield, CT), New Hampshire Food Bank (Manchester, NH), Worcester County Food
Bank (Shrewsbury, MA), The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts (Hatfield, MA),
and the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York (Latham, NY).
insecurity is something we take seriously,” Mr. Perlman continues. “Together with quality products from General
Mills, we are leading the fight against hunger.”
Founded in 1977, Ocean State Job Lot
is a growing, privately held retail chain with 113 stores in New England and
New York, approximately 4,000 employees, and annual sales exceeding $540 million.
Job Lot sells brand name, first quality merchandise at closeout prices.
Shoppers find an ever-changing array of household goods, apparel, pet supplies,
seasonal products (holiday, gardening, pool supply, outdoor), and kitchen
pantry staples at a fraction of their typical price. The Ocean State Job Lot
Charitable Foundation has a long history of philanthropic leadership, placing
emphasis on local food banks in communities where Job Lot operates stores. The
Foundation also supports medical and educational institutions, disaster relief
efforts, the performing arts, our military service men and women, and special
needs and foster children. Ocean State Job Lot is headquartered at 375
Commerce Park Road in the Quonset Point Business Park, North Kingstown,
RI 02852. Phone: (401) 295-2672; Web: http://www.osjl.com
The New Hampshire Food Bank, a program of Catholic
Charities New Hampshire, has been working to relieve
hunger in the Granite State since 1984.
As the state’s only food bank, the New Hampshire Food Bank efficiently
procures and distributes over 8.5 million pounds of food to people In need
through more than 400 non-profit registered agencies. Agencies include food
pantries, neighborhood centers, low-income housing sites, senior nutrition
centers, family crisis centers, hospices, soup kitchens, emergency shelters,
after school programs, and day care centers.
For more information about the New Hampshire Food Bank, please visit
www.nhfoodbank.org. Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/nhfoodbank or
follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/nhfb.