Media partner

Site stats: April traffic | Patch: Town updates | Cambridge Day: News >> 

Kohl’s donates $60,000 to Food Link

Food Link logo

Food Link, an Arlington-based organization that rescues fresh food and contributes to environmental sustainability, has received $60,000 in program support from Kohl’s to support its work to collect surplus food from distributors and deliver it to organizations serving those who face food insecurity.

Food insecurity has grown dramatically in Massachusetts in 2020 because of the economic effects of the Covid-19 pandemic with more than 1 million residents in need of food. 

“We are so honored to be selected by Kohl's Cares to be the recipient of this very special gift," DeAnne Dupont, Food Link executive director, said in a Dec. 7 news release. "Kohl's Cares’ overwhelming generosity will enable Food Link to collect more nutritious, fresh food and deliver it to communities in eastern Massachusetts that are suffering greatly from food insecurity, including Lawrence, Lowell, Revere, and Chelsea.  Kohl's ‘A Community with Heart Program’ is true to its name.”

Kohl’s grant to Food Link was made through Kohl’s "Community with Heart Program." In the spirit of giving with all of its heart this holiday season, Kohl’s, through its program, is donarting $5 million in grants to selected nonprofit organizations across the country, demonstrating the company’s ongoing commitment to family health and wellness. Kohl’s store teams and leaders across the country identified and nominated nonprofit recipients from 49 states that are near and dear to their hearts. The full list of selected grant recipients is available at Corporate.Kohls.com.

The donations are made possible through Kohl’s philanthropic merchandise program, Kohl’s Cares®, which sells children’s books and toys and donates 100 percent of the net profit to charitable organizations across the country that improve the health and wellness of families. To learn more about how Kohl’s gives back to communities nationwide, visit Corporate.Kohls.com

Food Link is a critical arm in the effort to offset food insecurity. Volunteers disperse to facilities throughout the region on a daily basis, rescuing foods such as fresh produce, bread, milk, eggs, and meats. These fresh foods are distributed to community organizations that help alleviate food insecurity. Many of the groups Food Link partners with serve low-income children and families, at-risk youth, seniors, veterans, the homeless, and other vulnerable populations that don’t have regular access to healthy food. Food Link couples it’s dedication to alleviating food insecurity with its commitment to the environment by keeping fresh food out of the waste system—a cornerstone of protecting our planet. See www.foodlinkma.org.

Kohl’s (NYSE: KSS) is a leading omnichannel retailer with more than 1,100 stores in 49 states. Since its founding, Kohl's has given more than $750 million to support communities nationwide, with a focus on family health and wellness. 


This news announcement was published Monday, Dec. 7, 2020.

Your Businesses

Latest comments

John Yurewicz Alewife Brook sewage campaign: Support from EPA
05 March 2022
The Thorndike Place apartment and pavement construction will re-direct natural underground aquifers ...
Bob Sprague Letters: Emailing Advocate? Copy it here. Roe v. Wade?
17 January 2022
Let the public know with a letter to the editor. For details, see https://www.yourarlington.com/easy...

Housing Authority

Your People

Wally greets Marianne Comeau at Del's.

Longtime resident recalls how Red Sox gave her hits she needed

Wally greets Marianne Comeau at Del's. UPDATED May 21: You may have seen Marianne Comeau doling out paddles for canoes at Spy Pond in summers past. Or at the Ed Burns rec center working with kids. Or simply jogging around town, something she has done since 1979. The affable friend to police…
Lt. Dan Kelly

Retired Arlington police lieutenant dies at 58

Lt. Dan Kelly Lt. Dan Kelly, a retired member of the Arlington Police Department, died Tuesday, May 3, after fighting cancer for several years, Chief Julie Flaherty said in a report by YourArlington partner Patch. Kelly, 58, served 32 years as a decorated member of the Arlington Police Department.…
Sulinha Boucher, 2022

Younger than 5: 4th album for Arlington musician

Sulinha Boucher “We Should Be Kind." Listen to it here >> Sulinha Boucher, an Arlington musician for 30 years who is originally from Brazil, has recorded her fourth album for children, “We Should Be Kind." Perhaps you have heard her at the Robbins and Fox libraries, where she has performed for the…






FACEBOOK BOX: To see all images, click the PHOTOS link just below

 



Support YourArlington

An informed Arlington
keeps democracy alive
:
Why we are your news source >>

Donate Button

YourArlington is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

Your contributions are tax-deductible.

Wednesday Newsletter

Your Arts

Your Police, Fire

Development

Site Partners

Patch header

Arlington Patch

Arlington Patch has been reporting about the town since 2010. The national site with local outlets…