Nearly 200 Tauck employees in Wilton joined forces with the Connecticut Food Bank Oct. 23 and 24 to assemble more than 3,000 packs of nutritious foods for low-income schoolchildren in the area.

The completed packs contain dried pasta, pasta sauce, apple sauce, milk and cereal. They will be distributed to children on Fridays, to ensure they and their families have enough to eat on weekends when school-based food programs don’t operate and children face an increased risk of hunger.

Tauck’s volunteer effort supports the Connecticut Food Bank Kids’ BackPack Program. According to Bernie Beaudreau, CEO at the Connecticut Food Bank, the assistance provided by Tauck’s employees represents a critical element in the program.

“We work with a number of generous organizations that help us provide the food we distribute through the Kids’ BackPack Program,” said Beaudreau.

“However, it’s a labor-intensive process to assemble the different items into the packs that we distribute to kids on Fridays.  We truly appreciate the efforts made by Tauck and its employees.”

Tauck began loading 45 pallets of food into its corporate cafeteria late last week, and working in shifts on Monday and Tuesday, 180 employees assembled and sealed over 3,000 food packages that filled more than 500 boxes. Expenses for the two-day project including all food costs were underwritten by Tauck.

Tauck partners with more than 20 local agencies and nonprofit groups that work in the surrounding community.  

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For more information on the Connecticut Food Bank and its efforts, visit ctfoodbank.org/ or call 203-469-5000.

For information on Tauck, visit tauck.com or call 800-468-2825.