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NORWICH CT (Jume 2016) – The first annual Uniting for United Competitive Food Drive took place from May 23rd – June 3rd and inspired local businesses to come together for a cause greater than them all – ending hunger in New London County. With over 20 local businesses participating, the final tally brought in more than 9000 pounds of food and $3,900 in cash donations. Together, this is the equivalent of 46,000 meals, which will help feed the nearly 22,000 food insecure residents in New London County for two months. Additionally, Poland Spring donated 1,500 cases of water to the competition.
The major sponsors of the event, Rotary Community Corp of Norwich and Savings Institute Bank & Trust, began planning the event in early March and gathered up local businesses to compete, along with finding media sponsors to assist with spreading the word. These media sponsors included The Bulletin, Hall Communications, Cumulus Radio and Full Power Radio. There were eight category winners and one overall winner.
Financial Institutions – Dime Bank 766 Pounds
Insurance Agencies – Byrnes Agency 1280 Pounds
Restaurants – Dixie Donuts 32 Pounds
Plant Lovers - Lefrancois Floral 55 Pounds
Automotive – Scranton Motors 1353 Pounds
Rotary Clubs – RCC of Norwich 716 Pounds
CPAs - Muenzner Payroll Solutions 2090 Pounds
Non-Profits – UCFS – 200 Pounds
Overall Winner: Muenzner Payroll Solutions 2090 Pounds
Rotary Community Corp of Norwich, Savings Institute Bank & Trust and the United Way of Southeastern Connecticut would like to thank all of those businesses involved and those who kindly donated either goods or time to the event. The sponsors and United Way can’t wait to see what next year brings for this inspiring event.
Savings Institute Bank & Trust Company which is headquartered in Willimantic, Connecticut offers branches throughout Rhode Island and eastern Connecticut. At $1.5 Billion in assets, the Bank is a full service community-oriented financial institution dedicated to serving the financial service needs of consumers and businesses within its market area.