On the road to feed the hungry
A truck convoy carrying a portion of 8 million pounds of food for multiple food banks and pantries in eight states left the Job Lot warehouse and headquarters in Quonset Thursday to the music of the East Providence High School marching band and the roar of motorcycles following a presentation including comments by David Sarlitto, executive director of Job Lot, and Alan Perlman, Job Lot owner and partner acknowledging partners in the 2017 Ocean State Job Lot Charitable Foundation’s “Three Square Meals” hunger relief program. Funds for Three Square Meals are raised between November and December through a combination of in-store customer donations at the register, contributions from the business community, and matching funds from the Ocean State Job Lot Charitable Foundation. Job Lot then leverages its wholesale buying power and retailing expertise to purchase food at significant value. It also donates the cost of operational support, including delivery, insurance, warehousing, fuel, labor and other expenses to ensure that 100 percent of every dollar raised goes to the plate to help families and individuals in need.