[Bloomfield, CT] – Foodshare today received a donation from Stanley Black & Decker to support the organization’s mission in the fight against hunger during the COVID-19 pandemic. This gift will be used to help support Foodshare’s efforts in providing food to people in need in Hartford and Tolland counties; many individuals new to food insecurity.
“All of us here at Foodshare are so appreciative to Stanley Black & Decker for their tremendous leadership gift. Their level of generosity is certainly appreciated at any time, but even more so given the world in which we are currently living and trying to do business. And as a New Britain native, I’m proud to see my hometown company step-up in such a major way! Thank you!” said Jason Jakubowski, President and CEO, Foodshare.
“Stanley Black & Decker is immensely proud of our partnership with Foodshare, which is just one part of our company-wide effort to empower the front lines in the fight against COVID-19,” said Stanley Black & Decker Director of Public Affairs, Abigail Dreher. “True to our purpose – For Those Who Make The World – we are committed to doing our part by helping communities and governments mitigate the effects of the virus.”
In addition to this donation, Stanley Black & Decker is supporting COVID-19 response efforts in other critical ways. The company’s tools and storage units, engineered fasteners and security solutions are used by the essential health care, first responder, construction, maintenance, transportation, government and medical manufacturing workers. Stanley Black & Decker is developing 3D face shield printing, innovations in mask technology, and fasteners and battery technology for medical products such as respirators.
To learn more about the company’s COVID-19 response efforts, visit: https://www.stanleyblackanddecker.com/covid-19
Foodshare is leading an informed, coordinated response to hunger in our community. Foodshare is the Feeding America food bank serving Connecticut’s Hartford and Tolland counties, where 119,000 people struggle with hunger. In partnership with the food industry, donors, community leaders and volunteers, Foodshare works to maximize access to nutritious food and other resources that support food security. Last year, Foodshare distributed more than 11 million meals worth of food to a network of nearly 280 local food pantries, meal programs, and Mobile Foodshare sites. And, because hunger is more than food, Foodshare collaborates with anti-hunger organizations, policy makers, and the broader community to build effective solutions to end hunger.
Foodshare is changing what it means to be a food bank. For more information, visit www.foodshare.org, and follow us on Twitter.
About Stanley Black & Decker
Stanley Black & Decker is a $14 billion revenue, purpose-driven industrial organization. We have 60,000 employees in more than 60 countries and operates the world’s largest tools and storage business, the world’s second largest commercial electronic security company, a leading engineered fastening business as well as Oil & Gas and Infrastructure businesses. The company’s iconic brands include Black+Decker, Bostitch, CRAFTSMAN, DEWALT, FACOM, Irwin, Lenox, Porter Cable and Stanley. Stanley Black & Decker is a company for the makers and innovators, the craftsmen and the caregivers, and those doing the hard work to make the world a better place.