Ocean State Job Lot Makes Record-Breaking Donation to Food Banks

Connecticut Food Bank’s East Haven warehouse received 40,000 pounds of food from Ocean State Job Lot as part of the stores’ Three Square Meals program.

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 year’s customer donations and matching amount totaled more than $1.2 million – the equivalent of 60 tractor trailer loads that will be delivered throughout 2013 to 10 food banks and pantries across six New England states and New York.

Thanks to all who donate at the checkout line.  You are helping to feed your hungry neighbors who are struggling to put food on the table.

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Fred January 23, 2013 at 10:27 PM
His claim has absolutely no merrett.
Observor January 23, 2013 at 11:02 PM
First Maria says: "No one knows how much fraud there is in the welfare system. Those who say they know are not credible." Then Maria says: So what about the other 80 or 90 percent? Should we impose collective punishment? So Maria has no credibility, right? I referred to the few extreme cases mentioned in a law review article; there are far more. Semantic games won't work.
samely January 23, 2013 at 11:03 PM
key word: ignorant.
Observor January 23, 2013 at 11:07 PM
Western Illinois University . . . the Harvard of the Midwest. Every town, city and county in America used to have an almshouse or poor farm funded with taxpayer money. Relatively few people used them because of the stigma. Once we hid who was on the dole the number of people using it exploded. One of many things your unionized public school teachers didn't teach you, Maria, is that if you want more of something you subsidize it and if you want less of something you tax it. Subsidize poverty and unwillingness to work and guess what happens.
Jane January 24, 2013 at 02:57 AM
I think she just likes to write. I like to read but after a while I get bored.


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