The Food Bank is delighted to announce that Subaru of America, Inc. and Subaru Stamford raised $42,731 for The Food Bank through their 2014 Subaru “Share the Love” event. The event, which ran from Nov. 20, 2014 to Jan. 2, 2015, permitted those customers of Subaru Stamford who purchased or leased a new Subaru vehicle to select a charity from a list of The Food Bank and four national charities to receive a donation of $250 from Subaru of America, Inc.
The $42,731 check presentation took place on March 26, 2015, at Subaru Stamford and drew media coverage from News Channel 12. Pictured, from left to right, are George D’Angelo, Subaru Stamford’s General Manager and Dealer Principal; Kate Lombardo, The Food Bank’s Executive Director; Bob Bennett, Subaru of New England’s District Sales Manager; and Martin S. Cohen, The Food Bank’s Assistant Executive Director.
In discussing Subaru’s “Share the Love” event, George D’Angelo commented, “I'm proud over the outpouring of support our customers showed for our local charity. Subaru customers tend to be generous and caring of their community, and this certainly proves it. We at Subaru Stamford are grateful for the opportunity to give something back to the place where we work and live.”
"This wonderful donation will be used to further The Food Bank's mission of providing nutritious food to more than 83 non-profit member agencies in lower Fairfield County that feed over 150,000 individuals who are at or below H.U.D.'s low income limit," said Kate Lombardo, The Food Bank’s Executive Director. She added, “Last year we distributed 2,563,071 pounds of food to our member agencies at a cost savings of over three million dollars over the wholesale cost of the food.”
The Food Bank would like to thank Stamford Dental Group, LLC, as well as its owner Jack DeGrado, D.D.S., for its generous donation of $2,500 on December 17, 2014. Small local businesses, such as this one, play an important role is supporting The Food Bank's work in providing emergency food to those in need.
The Food Bank is very pleased to announce that on December 22, 2014, we received a $6,000 grant from GE Energy Financial Services for the purchase of food at wholesale. The Food Bank also purchased food with the $6,900 in donations it received from several employees of GE Energy Financial Services. We are very thankful for the ongoing support received from several of General Electric Company's corporate entities.
The Food Bank is delighted to announce that on October 31, 2014, the TD Charitable Foundation provided us with a $10,000 grant. The TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, carries a legacy of supporting not-for-profit institutions and their important work throughout its region. The Food Bank is very grateful that the Foundation has chosen to support our mission of providing emergency food to those in need in lower Fairfield County.
The Food Bank is very pleased to announce that on November 12, 2014, we received a $5,000 grant from The Bank of America Charitable Foundation. Bank of America shares The Food Bank's commitment to ending hunger in lower Fairfield County. The Food Bank is very grateful to have Bank of America's continuing support of our mission.