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Sponsors Announce Second Annual Uniting for United Competitive Food Drive

May 12, 2017
NORWICH CT (MAY 12, 2016) – Savings Institute Bank & Trust, along with Rotary Community Corps of Norwich are proud to announce the second annual Uniting for United Competitive Food Drive to benefit the Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Center, a program of United Way of Southeastern Connecticut. Last years’ competition brought together over 20 local businesses in 75 different locations and resulted in more than 9000 pounds of food and $3,900 in cash donations. Together, this was the equivalent of 46,000 meals, which will help feed the nearly 22,000 food insecure residents in New London County for two months.

This year’s competition is slated to begin May 15th and will run until June 1st with the official weigh-in collection at Savings Institute Bank & Trust’s 108 Salem Turnpike location in Norwich on June 2nd. Local businesses will compete to collect the most food in three categories including a business type category, overall weight category and an overall monetary collection category.

“We were thrilled to have such a high level of success with our first year of the competition, and this year our goal is to double last year’s collection and feed New London County for the entire summer,” commented Dan Spellman of Rotary Community Corps.

Sponsors for this year’s event include major media sponsor, The Bulletin and Hall Communications, Full Power Radio and Cumulus Radio as radio sponsors.

Participating Locations

Financial Institutions
 Chelsea Groton Bank Dime Bank Eastern Savings Bank 
 Jewett City Savings Bank Liberty Bank  Putnam Bank 
 Savings Institute Bank & Trust    
     
 Insurance
 Bouvier Insurance  Byrnes Agency  Sava Insurance
     
 Restaurants  
 Brick & Basil  Dixie Donuts  Uncle D's Blazin' BBQ
     
 Floral    
 Agway Lefrancois Floral   McKenna’s
     
 Automotive    
 Kleemann's Scranton Chevrolet   
     
 Hotels    
 Microtel  Norwich Marriott  
     
 Non-Profits    
 Habitat for Humanity - Plainfield  UCFS
     
 Signage    
Camaro Signs  Prokop Signs   
     
 Other    
 Muenzner Payroll Solutions Norwich Little League 
 Summit Fitness  Sure Bright Cleaners  
 Raymour & Flanigan Furniture