Food Bank of Delaware Receives $800 from Larson Engineering Employees to Purchase New Chest Freezer

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Newark, Del. (December 18, 2008) – After issuing a plea for a donated freezer yesterday, the Food Bank of Delaware received a check for $800 from the employees of Larson Engineering today to purchase a new chest freezer for its Shopper’s Choice shopping area.

After reading about the Food Bank’s need, Larson employees wanted to help. Each of the engineering firm’s employees decided to forgo a portion of their holiday bonus and donate it to the Food Bank of Delaware for a new freezer.

“On behalf of all the employees of Larson Engineering Inc., we are making this small donation to the Food Bank of Delaware for their new chest freezer,” said Larson Engineering President, George H. Larson, Jr. “We recognize the outstanding work being done by the Food Bank all year round and the difficulties they face.”

“Each day I continue to be amazed at the outpouring of support we have received from the community during these tough economic times,” said Food Bank of Delaware President & CEO, Patricia Beebe. “This freezer will be a valuable addition to our shopping area and will allow us to distribute safe and nutritious foods to hungry Delawareans.”

The new freezer will be used to store frozen meat products that will be distributed to area food closets, soup kitchens and other hunger-relief organizations.

The Food Bank of Delaware distributes between seven and 10 million pounds of food and grocery products each year to more than 350 member agencies and feeding sites throughout the state and also provides thousands of meals a month for children through the After-School Feeding Program, the Summer Food Service Program and the Backpack Program. The Food Bank’s hunger-relief programs directly provide for almost 90,000 Delawareans at risk of going without meals each year. For more information about the Food Bank of Delaware, visit @link href=’http://www.fbd.org’target=”_blank”>www.fbd.org/link or call (302)292-1305.