A convoy of 10 tractor trailer trucks loaded with 400,000 lbs. of nutritious, shelf-stable food (the equivalent of 333,330 meals) departed the Ocean State Job Lot warehouse on January 15, 2012 to deliver to 10 Food Banks in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine and New York. This was the first installment of a 60-tractor trailer truckload donation totaling $1.25 million for 2013, marking the largest single food donation of its kind by a private company in New England. Good Shepherd Food Bank was among the 10 organizations each receiving a delivery of 40,000 lbs. of food on the 15th.
Funds for Job Lot to purchase the food direct from brand-name manufacturers were donated at the register by OSJL customersin seven states over the 2012 Thanksgiving and Christmas season and matched by Job Lot.
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