Oneida LTD raises $7,110 for Food Bank

February 11, 2013 at 10:18 AM

SYRACUSE, NY (February 11, 2012) – Oneida Company Store in Sherrill, NY will be the location of a $7,110.00 check presentation by Oneida Ltd. to the Food Bank of Central New York on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 11 a.m.  The funds are the result of “Spoonful for Hunger”, the promotion to help fight hunger in Upstate New York. The promotion has run since October at the Oneida Company Store at 606 Sherrill Road, in Sherrill.

During each Wednesday of the promotion, shoppers received a 10% discount on purchases made at the Oneida Company Store and Oneida Ltd. donated 10% of sale proceeds to the Food Bank of CNY.  Shoppers were also encouraged to add an extra $2, $3 or $5 to their bill, with 100% of those donations going to the Food Bank.  Amy Gebhardt, Director of Public Relations for Oneida Ltd, stated “Oneida Ltd. is happy to help support the Food Bank of Central New York. We were pleased with the response from our customers this fall, making this a successful program again for a second year.” 

Thomas Slater, the Food Bank’s executive director who will be on hand to accept the check, expressed gratitude on behalf of his organization, saying, “We thank Oneida Ltd. and the customers of Oneida Company Store for their support and generosity. Each donation received by the Food Bank helps us to provide food and services to people in need within the 11 counties that we serve, including Oneida and Madison Counties.”

Food Bank of Central New York is a not-for-profit organization working to eliminate hunger through nutritious food distribution, education, and advocacy in cooperation with the community.  Food Bank serves as the primary food supplier for 268 emergency food assistance programs in 11 counties of New York State, distributing 12, 273,003 pounds of food last year. Food Bank of Central New York is a certified member of Feeding America. Visit www.foodbankcny.org for more information on the agency and its programs.

FOR CALENDAR EDITORS:

WHAT:  “Spoonful for Hunger” check presentation to the Food Bank by Oneida Ltd.

WHEN:   11 a.m. on Wednesday, February 13, 2013

WHERE: Oneida Company Store. 606 Sherrill Rd. Sherrill, NY

DETAILS:  Proceeds from Oneida Ltd. "Spoonful for Hunger” promotion ($7,417) will be presented to Food Bank