The Grainger Foundation Supports Central Pennsylvania Food Bank with a $10,000 Grant
Hundreds of families will be provided non-perishable food and fresh fruits and vegetables because of The Grainger Foundation's monetary donation.
November 25, 2013
The Grainger Foundation has donated $10,000 to the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank in support of its mission of fighting hunger, improving lives and strengthening communities.
“This grant will be used to assist with the cost of purchasing and sharing non-perishable food and fresh fruits and vegetables in our area,” said Joe Arthur, executive director, Central Pennsylvania Food Bank. “The Food Bank is experiencing record levels of need, so the support of our corporate partners is critical to fulfill our mission. We are extremely grateful to The Grainger Foundation for its continued support and generosity. Their donation will positively impact hundreds of families in our community.”
Arthur said the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank currently serves approximately 54,000 people each week through its food distribution network in central PA. Last year, nearly 29 million pounds of food was distributed by the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank.
This donation was recommended by Mike Patterson, Branch Manager of W.W. Grainger, Inc.’s Harrisburg location. Grainger has been a part of the Harrisburg business community for more than 40 years as the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair, and operating products. “We are proud to recommend the programs offered by Central Pennsylvania Food Bank,” said Patterson. “We understand the increasing need to fight hunger in our communities.”
This is the fifth year The Grainger Foundation has supported the Central Pennsylvania with a grant, donating $90,000 over that time.
The Grainger Foundation, an independent, private foundation based in
Lake Forest, Illinois, was established in 1949 by William W. Grainger, founder
of W.W. Grainger, Inc.
The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank is a nonprofit organization that is able to reduce hunger in 27 counties across Pennsylvania. By working with more than 800 community partners, food is provided to approximately 54,000 people in need every week. For more information on the Food Bank and its mission to reduce hunger in Pennsylvania, visit centralpafoodbank.org.
For further information about Grainger contact: Kristen Lawrence, Communications Manager at email@example.com
For further information about Central Pennsylvania Food Bank contact: Brad Peterson, Director of Communications by phone at 717-564-1700 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org