Kings joins fight against hunger

Kings Food Markets has joined the fight against hunger in Greenwich with its Act Against Hunger Initiative.

This initiative includes a commitment to support Neighbor to Neighbor, a Greenwich-based organization that provides emergency and supplemental food to more than 500 town families.

Since opening its Old Greenwich location in September, Kings has donated more than $15,000 worth of food to Neighbor to Neighbor. The New Jersey-based gourmet market kicked off its grand opening by making a $5,000 donation and conducting a food drive to benefit the organization.

“Kings is proud to work with Neighbor to Neighbor to support hunger relief. It’s an initiative that is near and dear to us, and we are thrilled to be able to give back to the community of Greenwich,” said Kings Food Markets President and CEO Judy Spires.

In October, Kings provided canned goods for Neighbor to Neighbor’s inaugural “Canstruction Greenwich” event, which engaged local architects and design firms to build sculptures made entirely out of canned goods. Following the event, 21,000 cans of food used in the sculptures were donated to Neighbor to Neighbor to fill the food pantry.

In response to Hurricane Sandy, Kings Food Markets donated more than 20 cases of fresh bananas, as well as large quantities of cereal and canned fruit, the two items most needed in the food pantry. Kings’ donations allowed Neighbor to Neighbor to meet the increased demand for emergency food from local residents due to the storm and its immediate aftermath.

Additionally, Neighbor to Neighbor was able to offer its first large-scale Thanksgiving turkey distribution, thanks to the generosity of Kings Food Markets.

The store donated 250 turkeys to the organization, ensuring that many Greenwich families who needed a turkey at Thanksgiving were able to enjoy one.

“We are overwhelmed by the generosity of Kings Food Markets,” commented Neighbor to Neighbor Executive Director Nancy Coughlin. “Kings is demonstrating its commitment to the Greenwich community, and we are thrilled to partner with them to ensure our local residents have access to healthy, quality food.”

To donate or volunteer at Neighbor to Neighbor, or for more information, visit n-to-n.org or call at 203-622-9208.

For more information on Kings Food Markets, visit Kingsfoodmarkets.com.

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