Community event to benefit local non-profits and offer customer giveaways.
The CITGO Fueling Good Road Trip is stopping at the Food Bag CITGO Quik Mart at 1289 Farmington Ave. on May 8 for the ultimate Fueling Good experience.
From noon – 4 p.m. EST, customers will receive free coffee from New England Coffee Co. and free chocolate and strawberry milk from Guida’s Dairy, with a special appearance by Guida’s Diary Super Cow.
In addition to opportunities to win CITGO Gift Cards and register for the CITGO Rewards credit card, customers can also learn about three local nonprofit organizations: the Berlin Food Pantry, Klingberg Family Centers and the Epilepsy Foundation of Connecticut Inc.
“This is an exciting day for all of us at Food Bag, because we get to thank our customers, neighbors and vendors for being part of the Food Bag CITGO family,” said Linda Beaudoin, executive assistant at General Equities Food Bag. “We look forward to this opportunity to share in our commitment to supporting the local community with so many great partners, organizations and our loyal customers.”
Keeping in the Fueling Good spirit, Food Bag is asking people to bring nonperishable food items for the Berlin Food Pantry during the Fueling Good event. The food pantry collects and distributes nonperishable food items to approximately 60 households a month that are struggling to make ends meet. Volunteers from Berlin High School’s “UpBeat Peer Leadership Program” and local AARP members bag and distribute donated food items for the pantry, making it a true community organization.
Representatives from Klingberg Family Centers, a private, nonprofit organization offering an array of treatment services for children and families who have experienced trauma in various forms, will also be fueling good on May 8.
“Participating in this event demonstrates our common mission of building up and serving the community,” said Mark Johnson, vice president of Klingberg Family Centers. “We would like to thank CITGO and Food Bag for nearly 20 years of generous support for our Annual Vintage Motorcar Festival, and for inviting us to participate in this day of awareness.”
Food Bag is a locally owned, Connecticut-based company that has been fueling and servicing convenience store needs in Connecticut and Western Massachusetts for more than 40 years.