Ocean State Job Lot helps food banks with donations
The first 15 tractor trailer loads of shelf stable foods headed out March 25 to deliver goods to 13 different food banks and pantries across New England and New York. The program is expected to distribute over 90 tractor trailer loads throughout the year. This marks the largest single food donation of its kind by a private company in New England.
In what has become a holiday tradition, Job Lot customers in seven states were invited to donate $1 at the register through December 31st, 2013, to help buy food for food banks to distribute in their local community. An impressive $1.4 million was raised between customer donations, matching funds from Job Lot and corporate sponsors. Leveraging its significant wholesale buying power, Job Lot purchases food from its manufacturers and other sources and donates all purchasing logistics, administration, management, delivery labor and fuel ensuring 100% donated funds are used to help alleviate hunger.