In the wake of the destruction of Hurricane Sandy, American Roland Food Corp. has donated 620 cases (approximately 22,000 servings) of canned tropical fruit to Long Island Cares (The Harry Chapin Food Bank). Many of Roland Foods’ employees and partners in the Metro New York area were hit hard by the storm and this donation, in addition to a previous donation to the Community Food Bank of New Jersey immediately after the storm, is part of an effort to give back to the communities that support Roland branded products all year long and to aid in the Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.
American Roland Food Corp. supports a variety of charitable organizations throughout the year, including many hunger relief organizations and events, but in light of the millions of Metro New York residents who lost power and the billions of dollars of damages, Roland Foods hopes this donation will serve as a small token of support in this time of devastation.
“The hurricane is not making much news anymore, but Roland Foods has not forgotten the communities devastated and still in need of food especially during the holiday season,” said Lisa Kartzman, director of public relations.
Long Island Cares provides nutritional food and support services for a network of more than 540 community-based member agencies including food pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters, child care programs, disability organizations, veteran’s services and more. The organization was founded by the late singer, songwriter and social activist Harry Chapin, and provides many programs and services in addition to the food bank.
American Roland Food Corp. is a Manhattan-based food import company, specializing in high-quality specialty products.