Thursday, April 26, 2012

Sam's Club supports Foodshare

Last Wednesday, April 18th , was the first time for volunteers Angel, Rick and Chris (pictured from left to right) but it won’t their  last.  The team from the Sam’s Club of Newington (under the leadership of their general manager, Kevin Lawrence) has decided to volunteer every month!  Kevin will schedule his team of five with John Weedon so they will  join the growing list of employers who support their employees’ desire to help Foodshare by volunteering some time each month.

This Sam’s Club has not only been responsible for recovering over 207,000 pounds of unsalable food last year, providing almost 160,000 additional meals for our food insecure neighbors, but now are volunteering with Foodshare; but it doesn’t there.  Chris Desrosiers, their Perishable Department Team Leader, shown holding their plaque,  also told me that by fielding a team of 5 volunteers each month, their Club is eligible for grant money from corporate that will be donated to Foodshare this year.

No wonder this club is so successful, they are always thinking!!  Thank you Kevin, Chris, Rick, Angel and all the others who are work so hard, everyday  to help us and their community.

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