Stop & Shop Provides Connecticut Food Bank With 16 Ton Donation to Meet Growing Need for Assistance in Fairfield County During COVID-19 Pandemic
This week Stop & Shop provided the Connecticut Food Bank a donation of more than 16 tons of food to assist the Fairfield County community impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The $55,000 donation included: rice, canned vegetables, tomato sauce, shelf stable milk, cereal, soups, pasta meals peanut butter, beans, potatoes and mac & cheese.
“Stop and Shop is proud of our long history of supporting the Connecticut Food Bank in their mission to serve those facing food insecurity,” said Rudy DiPietro, Vice President of Operations for Stop & Shop. “Today, we are honored to make this emergency relief contribution, which will assist the Connecticut Food Bank in providing food to so many families that suddenly find themselves in need.”
Just days ago the Connecticut Food Association issued a call to action to all members operating in Fairfield County in response to the tremendous need that now exists as a result of COVID-19.
Wayne Pesce, President of the Connecticut Food Association said, “The Connecticut Food Association and our member companies are helping serve a critical role making sure everyone has food in a time of crisis. I’m proud to be a part of Connecticut’s grocery community and this important effort.” All food donated will be distributed to 117 local food pantries across Fairfield County to relieve families facing food insecurity during this difficult time.