By Gregory Arnold, Contributing Writer
Shrewsbury – The Worcester County Food Bank (WCFB) received a 33,000-pound food drop off from Ocean State Job Lot (OSJL) and General Mills June 3.
The donation is a part of OSJL's “Three Square Meals” program. According to company officials, the program provides food donations at important times throughout the year. ?As the program has grown, the company has become a leading food bank supporter throughout New England.
Jean McMurray, the executive director of the WCFB, said she was particularly grateful for the donation.
“This donation is really important at this time of year. The holidays are over and people aren's donating as much. These 33,000 pounds translates into about 27,000 meals and it helps us meet our goal of 85,000 meals per week which are disturbed among 9,000 people,” she said.
The donation follows Ocean State Job Lot's previous contribution of 70,000 pounds in March.