Tyson Foods, Inc., QuickChek and Convenience Store News partnered today to donate a truckload of protein to the Community FoodBank of New Jersey to help alleviate hunger throughout New Jersey. The donation of 30,580 pounds of food (152,900 servings) was delivered in a 52-foot-long tractor trailer. The donation was made in conjunction with QuickChek being named Convenience Store News’ 2016 Foodservice Innovator of the Year.
“We are honored to be recognized as the industry’s Foodservice Innovator of the Year and thank Tyson and Convenience Store News in making this wonderful donation,” said QuickChek CEO Dean Durling.
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The Community FoodBank of New Jersey, which serves people in need across the state, will distribute the donated food among its network of more than 1,000 community partners including soup kitchens, food pantries and shelters. “QuickChek’s ongoing commitment to fight hunger, and this donation of much-needed protein will go a long way in feeding families this holiday season,” said Karen Leies, vice president of development for the Community FoodBank of New Jersey.
Pictured in the photo above (L-R): Community FoodBank of New Jersey Vice President of Development Karen Leies, QuickChek Vice President of Sales & Marketing John Schaninger, Tyson Convenience Director of Sales Denny Woodard, QuickChek CEO Dean Durling, Convenience Store News Editor Don Longo, Tyson Convenience North Division Manager Elaine Otte, and QuickChek Director of Food Service Jennifer Vespole, inside the truck.