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LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Thorntons Inc. partnered with Dare to Care Food Bank to help prepare foods for distribution for the Kentuckiana area, which encompasses counties in both Indiana and Kentucky. Thorntons team members volunteered their time, sorting and packing more than 12,000 pounds of canned goods and other items at the Louisville food bank last Wednesday.
Dare to Care Food Bank's mission is to lead the community to feed the hungry and conquer the cycle of need. It is an independent, nonprofit Kentucky corporation. The food bank procured and distributed 14 million pounds of food last year, including four million pounds of fresh produce.
This food was delivered to 192,000 individuals in Kentuckiana through Dare to Care's partnerships with more than 300 independent food pantries, emergency kitchens and shelters. Dare to Care also runs special programs, including Kids Cafes at 14 afterschool locations and Backpack Buddy weekend nutrition program at 34 local elementary schools.
"At Thorntons, we are very passionate about giving back to the communities that we serve", stated Matt Thornton, company president and CEO. "This is just another way where are our team members can contribute and give back their time and talents to the local community."
With over $1.4 billion in revenue, Thorntons operates 163 gasoline and convenience stores, car washes and travel plazas in five states: Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Tennessee. The company also distributes its petroleum products through its wholly owned Thornton Transportation Co., and operates a river bulk storage terminal in Louisville.