The following was submitted by Autumn Gould:
Somerville and Norwood Orange Leaf shop owners are donating canned goods to their respective local food banks on Dec. 10 and 13.
Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt shop owners in Massachusetts and New Hampshire are collecting canned goods during the week of Dec. 2 as part of a holiday season effort to donate a minimum of 3,000 nonperishable food items to local food pantries where their stores are located.
Customers who bring in a canned good during the week of Dec. 2 will get three free ounces of frozen yogurt with every eight ounce purchase.
WHAT: Pickup of food donated by Greater Boston area residents collected by Orange Leaf. Each participating Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt shop has identified a nearby food bank where they will donate their canned goods, including the Elizabeth Peabody House in Somerville and the Ecumenical Community Food Pantry of Norwood. Media is invited at that time to take a photo and speak with the shop owner or general manager about their commitment to local hunger causes.
WHEN: Somerville (Globe North): Dec. 10 at 2:00 p.m.
Norwood (Globe South): Dec. 13 at 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: Somerville (Globe North): Somerville Orange Leaf Yogurt, 256 Elm St., Somerville, MA
Norwood (Globe South): Norwood Orange Leaf Yogurt, 38 Vanderbilt Ave., Norwood, MA
The canned food drive is part of the “Three for Free” campaign. Customers can find out what the promotion is each week by checking on the 3 for Free Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/3forfreeorangeleaf), and following #3forFree on all social media outlets.
A full list of participating Orange Leaf shops and food pantries is below:
Acton, MA—Acton Community Supper & Food Pantry
Amherst, NH—Share Food Bank
Andover, MA—Lazarus house
Brockton, MA—The Charity Guild and the Easton Food Pantry
Burlington, MA—Burlington Food Pantry
Canton, MA—Canton Food Pantry
Chelmsford, MA—Chelmsford Community Exchange
Concord, NH—Friends of Forgotten
Danvers, MA—People to People Food Pantry
Dover, NH—Community Food Pantry
Dracut, MA—Dracut Food Pantry
Epping, NH—Providence Baptist Church
Exeter, NH—The St. Vincent de Paul Society
Gloucester, MA—The Open Door
Lexington, MA—Interfaith Food Pantry
Marblehead, MA—Marblehead Food Pantry
Methuen, MA—Lazarus House Ministries
Natick, MA—Natick Service Council
Needham, MA—Needham Community Council Food Pantry
Newburyport, MA—Salvation Army
Norwood, MA—Ecumenical Community Food Pantry of Norwood
Portsmouth, NH—Seacoast Family Food Pantry
Reading, MA—Reading Food Pantry
Salem, MA—Plummer Home
Seekonk, MA—Doorways Food Pantry
Somerville, MA—Elizabeth Peabody House
Swansea, MA—Annelle Delorme Hagerman Food Pantry
Tewksbury, MA—Tewksbury Community Pantry
Wayland, MA—Parmenter Food Pantry of Wayland & The Sudbury Pantry
About Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt
Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt is a self-serve, choose-your-own-toppings frozen dessert chain with more than 300 locations in the U.S. and Australia. Ranked one of the fastest growing limited service chains by Technomic, Orange Leaf’s pro-franchisee culture encourages owners to become a part of their communities and provides them with the necessary ingredients for success. Orange Leaf offers a multitude of delicious, traditional and original flavors, including no-sugar-added, gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan alternatives. Customized with a generous selection of do-it-yourself toppings, Orange Leaf provides an innocent indulgence, self-served in a stimulating atmosphere. For more information, visit www.orangeleafyogurt.com, like Orange Leaf Yogurt on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter @myorangeleaf.