Ocean State Job Lot is making a large food donation as part of its 2014 Three Square Meals Program. 78 trucks are hauling 600,000 pounds of food to 13 food banks around New England and New York.
Ocean State Job Lot's head of marketing David Sarlitto says Job Lot's customers have played an important role in the donation's success.
"Around November and early December we ask customers throughout New England and the Northeast if they'd like to contribute a dollar. At that point the commitment is made that 100% of that money is used to buy food for the food banks, and also that the money will return in food to that geographic area which donated it."
Ocean State Job Lot has matched the customers' donations and will also pay for the logistics of the food transportation.
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