McDonald’s Donates 500 Turkeys to Help Those in Need this Holiday Season
McDonald’s franchisee owners with FoodBank Executive Director Carlos Rodriguez, Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande, Neptune Twp. Government – Randy Bishop and Kevin B. McMillan, all of whom helped to unload the turkeys.
Neptune, NJ: On November 25th, local McDonald’s restaurant owners delivered a donation of five hundred turkeys to The FoodBank of Monmouth & Ocean Counties. The donation is part of the commitment by McDonald’s franchisees to be a good neighbor and give back to the communities where they do business.
“As small business owners in Monmouth and Ocean counties, we have first-hand experience of the challenges faced in rebuilding and restoring our communities in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy,” said Alana Marinello, Monmouth county resident and owner of the McDonald’s Restaurant on Route 36 in Union Beach. “As good neighbors, we are happy to be able to give back to the people who may still be suffering from the effects of Sandy,” added Marinello.
The donation is timely as The FoodBank is preparing to meet this need for food this holiday season. For many who face job losses and higher costs of living, holiday meals are a luxury they cannot afford.
McDonald’s is one of the world’s best-known brands and is a global leader in food service. There are more than 600 McDonald’s restaurants, owned by over 100 franchisees, located throughout the New York Tri-State Area, New Jersey, and Fairfield County in Connecticut. Visit www.mcdonaldsnytristate.com or follow us on Twitter @McDNYTriState for information about other McDonald’s area program. For additional information visit www.sabiasquemcdny.com a program focused on sharing facts about McDonald’s good food.
The FoodBank of Momouth & Ocean Counties secures and distributes more than 10 million pounds of food annually to a network of approximately 300 partner agencies who in turn feed over 131,000 people in Monmouth and Ocean counties. In addition to food distribution, the FoodBank works toward long-term solutions to the chronic problem of food insecurity with programs like a Culinary Career Training Program, SNAP (food stamps) outreach, free tax preparation and nutrition education. The FoodBank is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to alleviate hunger and build food security in Monmouth and Ocean Counties.