Stop & Shop donates to Waste Not Want Not

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Restore, Stop & Shop’s reduced emissions fuel program, has donated $10,000 grants to five hunger relief organizations. Granby’s Waste Not Want Not Food Pantry is one of the five organizations receiving the donation. For the past 12 years, Waste Not Want Not has provided services and support to the food-insecure community in Granby, Simsbury and beyond.

The grant will help those struggling with the current COVID-related food insecurity crisis, who continue to be burdened by hunger. The Restore Program will also calculate and offset each organization’s operational carbon emissions making them carbon neutral to help protect our environment.

Of the donation, Stop & Shop regional vice president of operations Stephen Iasimone shares, “Although the Restore program is centered around reducing the impact of fuel emissions, our funding has shifted to help local hunger-relief organizations such as Waste Not Want Not. As the holiday season approaches and communities continue to face challenges of food insecurity, this grant will provide additional assistance to Waste Not Want Not, which serves a critical role in feeding those in need across Hartford county.”