Posted by: Bruce | November 16, 2009

Trader Joe’s Fans Serving Up Generosity This Thanksgiving!

TJ fund drive

Fans of Trader Joe's presenting Mark Quandt and Tracey Martin with a check following last year's Trader Joe's/Regional Food Bank Fund Drive.

Albany, NY — Local fans of Trader Joe’s, the highly coveted gourmet grocery chain, will be serving up generosity this Thanksgiving as the local advocacy group, We Want Trader Joe’s in the Capital District (www.wwtj.org), launches its 3rd Annual Trader Joe’s/Regional Food Bank Fund Drive. Bruce Roter, a professor at The College of Saint Rose who heads the group, is calling on his members and the public to donate to the Regional Food Bank of Northeast New York and designate Trader Joe’s as the honoree of those donations. In turn, for each donation received, the Regional Food Bank will send out a letter of acknowledgement to executives at Trader Joe’s. “It’s definately a win-win situation, explains Roter. The Regional Food Bank gets much needed support, and our group is able to demonstrate to the Trader Joe’s Company that we are the progressive, generous community that they ought to be a part of.”

To date, the orgnazation has raised over $3,500 for the Regional Food Bank in cash and food donations. The initiative even drew the attention of the Trader Joe’s Company, which donated food to the Regional Food Bank during the previous drive. “I’m hoping for a repeat,” say Roer. “They’re a great company. Great food and their products are always reasonably priced. Something we can all relate to, this time of year.”

HOW CAN I HELP?   Your support can help us translate thousands of well-needed contributions to the Regional Food Bank into thousands of letters to Trader Joe’s! At the end of the drive, we will present the RFB with a large poster-sized check representing the grand-total of our effort! I know all donations will be graciously received and will be used to feed the hungry in our region this holiday season.   Participation is simple!  Just fill out the form below and submit it with your donation to the Regional Food bank.

Here’s the form (please also forward to friends, coworkers, and all others who might be interested!):

please cut and send with your donation, PLEASE SEND IN YOUR DONATION BY FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20th ————————————————————————————————————————–

Send to:
Linda Laurien (ATTN: Trader Joe’s)
Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York
965 Albany Shaker Road
Latham, NY 12110

*****TRADER JOE’S REQUEST FORM*****

DEAR RFB: PLEASE FIND ENCLOSED MY DONATION. I ASK THAT YOU FORWARD A LETTER TO TRADER JOE’S INDICATING THAT THIS CONTRIBUTION WAS MADE IN ITS HONOR.

Please Print
Name______________________________________
Address____________________________________
___________________________________________
City________________ ZIP____________________

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