Grainger Foundation Supports Connecticut Food Bank

12/May/16 / 13:47

WALLINGFORD, CONN., May 12, 2016 – The Grainger Foundation, an independent, private foundation located in Lake Forest, Illinois, has donated $10,000 to the Connecticut Food Bank, Inc., in support of its hunger fighting mission.


“This grant will be used to support the Connecticut Food Bank Kids’ BackPack program that helps bridge the weekend meal gap for children who receive free or reduced-price lunches at school,” said Beverly Catchpole, Connecticut Food Bank Director of Fund Development Operations.  “We are grateful to The Grainger Foundation for its generosity.”


The Connecticut Food Bank Kids’ BackPack program currently serves 3,300 children in 22 school districts.


This donation was recommended by Karen Archambault, Branch Manager of W.W. Grainger, Inc.’s, North Haven location.  Grainger has been a part of the region’s business community for more than 56 years as the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair, and operating products.  “We are proud to recommend the programs offered by the Connecticut Food Bank,” said Archambault.  “We understand the need for helping children get the nutrition they need to grow and learn.”


The Grainger Foundation, an independent, private foundation based in Lake Forest, Illinois, was established in 1949 by William W. Grainger, founder of W.W. Grainger, Inc.


Pictured in photo above at the Connecticut Food Bank, from left to right: W. W. Grainger North Haven Branch Manager Karen Archambault, W. W. Grainger Sales Specialist Trevor Hicks and Connecticut Food Bank Director of Fund Development Operations Beverly Catchpole.


For further information about Grainger contact:
Joseph Micucci, Director, Media Relations at


For further information about the Connecticut Food Bank contact:
Paul D. Shipman at


About the Connecticut Food Bank:

The Connecticut Food Bank is the state’s non-profit leader in the fight against hunger and the largest provider of charitably donated food. The Connecticut Food Bank partnered with the food industry, food growers, donors and volunteers to provide enough food last year to prepare more than 18.5 million meals. We distribute that food through a network of community based programs to more than 300,000 people across six Connecticut counties. Visit us on the web at, like us on Facebook and follow @CTFoodBank on Twitter and Instagram.