Quinnipiac University Donation Helps Feed Hungry Neighbors

04/Apr/16 / 14:58

EAST HAVEN, CONN., April 4, 2016 – Quinnipiac University officials presented $5,000 in grocery store gift cards to the Connecticut Food Bank at food drive held at the East Haven ShopRite Supermarket.


Connecticut Food Bank was Director of Community Engagement Sarah Morocco accepted the donation.


“Quinnipiac’s generosity will go a long way in feeding hungry people in our area,” Morocco said.


“The Public Safety Department at Quinnipiac University is proud to donate $5,000 to the Connecticut Food Bank,” Quinnipiac University’s Chief of Public Safety Edgar Rodriguez said. “Our department is always striving to demonstrate the strong sense of community at Quinnipiac by getting involved in activities that make an impact at the university as well in the lives of people in the greater New Haven area.”


The donation was presented at WTNH News 8 Good Morning Connecticut spring food drive, held at the ShopRite Supermarket in East Haven on Foxon Road.


“The generous support of institutions, businesses, media partners and so many people from the community are what make it possible for the Connecticut Food Bank to fulfill our mission,” Morocco said. “This generosity helped us to provide enough food last year to prepare more than 18.5 million meals.”


To learn more about supporting the Connecticut Food Bank with donations of funds, food or volunteer time, visit www.ctfoodbank.org.


Pictured in the photo above at the food drive on April 1 are, left to right:

John Morgan, Associate Vice President for Publlic Relations, Quinnipiac University; Sarah Morocco, Director of Community Engagement, Connecticut Food Bank; Gil Simmons, Chief Meteorologist, WTNH News 8; Edgar Rodriguez, Chief of Public Safety, Quinnipiac University; Keith Kountz, Anchor, Good Morning Connecticut on WTNH News 8; and Laura Hutchinson, Anchor, Good Morning Connecticut on WTNH News 8.


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 www.ctfoodbank.org, like us on Facebook and follow @CTFoodBank on Twitter and Instagram.