Springfield, MO (PRWEB) May 15, 2013
Convoy of Hope is continuing its partnership with Burlington, Vt., based Bove’s of Vermont to provide food to the less fortunate at community outreach events in Long Island, N.Y., on June 8.
Bove’s is donating 35,000 pounds of pasta sauce that will be distributed to honored guests as part of Convoy of Hope’s 50-state community outreach tour — an event that will provide more than $1 million in goods and services in a single day by offering free food, clothing, job counseling, dental check-ups, haircuts, family portraits and a kids carnival.
“We first partnered with Bove’s when they donated 10,000 jars of their famous sauce to support our efforts to help Hurricane Sandy survivors in New York and New Jersey,” says Hal Donaldson, president of Convoy of Hope. “We are thankful for their ongoing partnership as we continue to work to feed children and families in Long Island and around the world.”
Mark Bove, president of Bove’s, says initially, he wanted to help survivors of Sandy and return the favor after New Yorkers came to the aid of Vermont survivors following Hurricane Irene.
“It’s important for neighbors to help neighbors,” he says, referring to his commitment to partner for the outreach event. “I hate that kids go hungry for no reason. I’m in a situation where I have a restaurant and a plant that makes food products, so it’s easy for us to try and help as many families as we can.”
About Convoy of Hope
Convoy of Hope, founded in 1994, has a long history as a first responder in times of natural disasters and has been a Four Star Charity as recognized by Charity Navigator for nine consecutive years. Convoy of Hope, a faith-based organization, has a driving passion to feed the world through children’s feeding initiatives, community outreaches, disaster response and partner resourcing. Learn more at http://www.convoyofhope.org.
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