Ocean State Job Lot made a delivery of 18 pallets or 37,500 pounds of food to the Vermont Foodbank. This donation was part of a larger donation that benefited food banks throughout the region including Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Maine and New York.

The Three Square Meal program is the largest food assistance program of its kind in the Northeast, providing 600,000 pounds of food to food banks. Funds used to purchase the food direct from brand-name manufacturers were donated at the register by Ocean State Job Lots customers in seven states over the 2013 holiday season and matched by Job Lot.

“The Three Squares Meals program is intended to bring attention to and help alleviate the growing food crisis in our region,” said Matt Stilson, Store Manager of the St. Johnsbury Job Lot. “Like the Foodbank, Job Lot wants to ensure that no one in Vermont goes hungry.”

“We are so grateful to Ocean State Job Lot and their loyal customers for making this donation possible,” said John Sayles, Vermont Foodbank CEO. “The nutritious food received today will be in our inventory tomorrow and on our trucks, making its way to Vermonters who are struggling with hunger.”

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Vermont Foodbank is the state’s largest hunger-relief organization, providing nutritious food through a network of more than 300 community partners – food shelves, meal sites, schools, hospitals, and housing sites. Food insecurity has increased dramatically as a result of the pandemic, economic disruptions, and recent flooding. The Vermont Foodbank and its network have been on the front lines, working to ensure that everyone has the food they need to maintain their health. Last year, the Vermont Foodbank provided over 12 million pounds of food to people throughout Vermont. The Vermont Foodbank, a member of Feeding America, is nationally recognized as one of the most effective and efficient nonprofits and food banks in the nation.