The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank recently was the recipient of $10,000 from the Grainger Foundation to assist with the cost of purchasing food.
The Grainger Foundation’s contribution was recommended by Mike Patterson, Branch Manager of Grainger’s Harrisburg facility. Grainger has been a part of the Harrisburg business community for more than 50 years as the leading broad line supplier of facilities maintenance, repair, and operating (MRO) products. “We are proud to recommend the programs offered by the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank”, said Patterson. “We understand the need for eliminating hunger in our local community.” The check was presented at the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank.
“This grant will be used to meet the increased need for purchased food in our community”, said Food Bank Executive Director Kendall Hanna. “As the need to serve more consumers increases, we have found that we must purchase more and more food to meet that demand. The donation from the Grainger Foundation will greatly help the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank supply nutritious food for our community and fulfill our mission of fighting hunger, improving lives and strengthening communities. We’re grateful to The Grainger Foundation for their continued support.”
About W.W. Grainger, Inc.:
W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE: GWW), with 2008 sales of $6.9 billion, is the leading broad line supplier of facilities maintenance products serving businesses and institutions in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China and Panama. Through a highly integrated network including more than 600 branches, 18 distribution centers and multiple Web sites, Grainger’s employees help customers get the job done.
About the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank
The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank is a non-profit organization that is able to reduce hunger in 27 counties across Pennsylvania, by working with more than 600 program partners to provide food to 40,000 people in need every week. For more information on the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank and its mission to reduce hunger in Pennsylvania, visit centralpafoodbank.org