QCD meals support needy kids

Published 10:04 pm Thursday, August 1, 2013

Quality Custom Distribution Services hosted its second “Meals for Mittens” fundraising event of the year on Monday, raising more than $300 for the Golden State Foods Foundation-supported project.

Employees of the company, which is a subsidiary of Golden State Foods, were able to donate $5 and receive meatball sub sandwiches for lunch. Employees of nearby Penske Corp. also participated in the fundraiser.

The first Meals for Mittens fundraising event held by QCD this year was in March. The donations from both events will go toward the purchase of children’s winter weather gear, such as coats, hats, gloves, mittens and scarves.

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“I want to thank all who gave their time, talent and resources, or just their appetites for this great event,” said Pete Del Giorno, facility manager for QCD Suffolk.

“With the fundraising from this event, and our previous and future events, we hope to help keep local, disadvantaged children warm during cold fall and winter months.”

Established in 2002, the GSF Foundation is a non-profit organization with 27 regional chapters throughout the nation. It seeks to help needy children and their families through volunteer efforts and financial contributions in the areas where Golden State Foods associates live and work.

As many as 80 percent (2,500) Golden State Foods associates actively support the GSF Foundation through personal involvement and contributions. To date, the GSF Foundation has raised more than $23 million for more than 500 children’s charities and elementary schools with at-risk children.