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Cartridge World franchise turns empty store into food bank

February 11, 2013

A food bankNew Jersey franchise teams with neighbouring store to put vacant building to use.

Cartridge World store owners in New Jersey are working with a neighbouring business, Sign-A-Rama, by transforming a vacant shop into a food bank to help the needy, reports NJ.com.

The sign and banner company and Cartridge World are encouraging the public to drop non-perishable food donations at either of their stores until the end of March, with the food then being sent to local food pantries, which the article states “are in replenishing mode after the holiday season”, along with two local schools which are also accepting food donations.

Commenting on the decision to put the empty store to use, Chuck Eldridge, owner of Sign-A-Rama, said: “My wife Janis and I saw this gaping space next door and thought about how we might be able to utilise it. A food bank seemed to be the perfect idea […] we enlisted our neighbours, Thea and Marty Long of Cartridge World, to participate and help us spread the word in the community.”

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