Brooklyn founded Boar’s Head Brand, a leading manufacturer of premium delicatessen products, today donated nearly 4,000 lbs. of much needed protein to St. John’s Bread and Life, an innovative and life-saving food service program based in Brooklyn, New York. The donation will provide nearly 16,000 meals New Yorkers in need.
“More than 100 years ago, Boar’s Head Brand was founded in Brooklyn and today we’re still a very active member of the community” said Robert P. Martin, Senior Vice President of Metro Sales & Distribution for Boar’s Head. “We’re honored to make this donation to St. John’s Bread and Life whose ongoing efforts in our community have had such a positive and long lasting effect.”
“Thanks to the generosity of Brooklyn-born Boar’s Head—an outstanding corporate citizen that continues to give back to the borough where it was founded, thousands of families and individuals won’t go hungry this winter,” said Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz. “We tend to associate food donations with Thanksgiving and times of disasters like Hurricane Sandy, but the sad reality is that hunger is a problem 24/7, 365 days a year—and no one knows that better than St. John’s Bread & Life. Bravo to both of these organizations for keeping the issue of hunger on the ‘front burner’ and for helping New Yorkers in need throughout the year.”
Founded in 1982, St. John's Bread & Life was established to respond to the needs of the poor, help people achieve self-sufficiency and educate the public's awareness about hunger in New York City. Over the past 30 years, Bread & Life has expanded their reach into the community by opening a new 22,000 square foot facility, operating a Mobile Soup Kitchen, providing nutrition counseling, a legal clinic, food stamp assistance and numerous other social services.
“For many, the meals that Bread and Life provide are the only meals they have,” said Anthony Butler, Executive Director of Bread and Life. “The generous donation of much needed protein by Boar’s Head Brand today will aid our mission to provide nutritious and balanced meals to those in need.”
Boar’s Head Brand is actively committed to the fight against hunger and has donated more than 1 million pounds of protein to hunger relief organizations and food banks across the country to aid the cause.
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About Boar's Head
Founded in 1905, Boar's Head has upheld a commitment to unwavering standards for quality for over a century, refusing to take shortcuts that compromise the integrity of its products for the sake of convenience or economy. What started with just a few products has grown to over 500, ranging from premium delicatessen meats, cheeses and condiments to an array of Italian and Old World Delicacies and foodservice items. All Boar's Head meats, cheeses and condiments contain no fillers, by-products, artificial colors or flavors, gluten or trans fat. For more information, visit www.boarshead.com or www.facebook.com/boarshead