Good Deeds – Crescent Ridge Dairy Collects Thousands of Pounds of Food
In an effort to fight hunger on a local level, Crescent Ridge Dairy recently held a food drive and collected 3,284 pounds in food donations for the Greater Boston Food Bank.
[ClickPress, Wed Jul 18 2007] “We’d like to thank everyone who contributed to the food drive and helped make it a tremendous success,” noted Mark Parrish, president of Crescent Ridge Dairy.
During the week of June 4 – 8, Crescent Ridge’s home delivery drivers collected food donations from home delivery customers for the food drive. Crescent Ridge also encouraged attendees of their 75th anniversary celebration at the Dairy Bar to make a donation to the food drive in return for a free ice cream cone.
The first week in June was chosen for the food drive because June 5th is Hunger Awareness Day - a day where communities across the country remember the more than 35 million Americans suffering from hunger or food insecurity.
“It was a fantastic food drive! Crescent Ridge Dairy brought in 3,284 lbs of food which will provide 2,526 meals,” said Jennifer Valja of Greater Boston Food Bank.
“The food drive worked out very well with our drivers collecting most of the donations while they were making deliveries. We’re looking to hold another food drive in the fall,” noted Parrish.
Quality, Convenience & Extreme Customer Service
Serving more than 100 communities throughout the Boston area, Crescent Ridge Dairy provides the convenience, quality and customer care demanded in today’s busy lifestyles.
Crescent Ridge Dairy is the 2007 winner of the Massachusetts Family Business Award and has also been named a “Dairy of Distinction” by the Massachusetts Farm Bureau. Over the past 75 years, the family owned dairy has received many accolades for their ice cream from The Phantom Gourmet, Boston Parent’s Paper, WRKO Radio’s Pat Whitley Show and many others.
In addition to their home delivery service, Crescent Ridge’s “Dairy Bar” offers 31 flavors of ice cream and five flavors of frozen yogurt in addition to other dairy products on-site at their Sharon location year-round, Sunday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Crescent Ridge Dairy is located at 355 Bay Road in Sharon, Mass. For more information, contact 800-660-2740 or visit the website at www.crescentridge.com