Locals 8 Partners with Narragansett Beer to Support Foodshare

November 9, 2018 – Locals 8 is proud to partner with Narragansett Brewing Company this holiday season to give back to the communities it serves. From now until December 31, a portion of proceeds from every Narragansett Lager purchased at any b Restaurant in Connecticut, will be given to Foodshare, the Feeding America food bank serving Connecticut’s Hartford and Tolland counties, where 121,000 people struggle with hunger.

Locals 8 is hosting a food drive of non-perishable food items that will be delivered to Foodshare before Thanksgiving. On Giving Tuesday, November 27, a team of Locals 8 employees will volunteer at Foodshare’s sorting facilities in Bloomfield and Hartford, followed by a Narragansett Tap Takeover at b Glastonbury from 6pm-8pm. The promotion will conclude with a check presentation to Foodshare in January.

“Foodshare is so grateful to Locals 8 and Narraganset for supporting us this holiday season. There are more than 121,000 people in our area who are food insecure and every dollar we raise will help provide them an average of 2.5 meals. This is a very generous promotion – especially at this time of the year,” said Jason Jakubowski, President and CEO, Foodshare.

“At Locals 8, we always support our local New England breweries, so teaming up with Narragansett was an easy decision. Together, we can help to provide meals to our neighbors in need this Thanksgiving, through our support of Foodshare’s mission. It’s something that we’re really proud of,” says Kevin Watson, Vice President of Operations, Locals 8.

About Locals 8
Formally established in 2008 in Hartford, CT, the Locals 8 Restaurant Group is the award-winning holding company of b Restaurants, (formerly known as Plan B Burger Bar), The Half Door, Tisane Euro Asian Cafe and most recently, Butchers & Bakers. Winners of best burger, beer, and bourbon across four states and nationally known for excellent job creation, the company was founded on the simple belief that good food and drink bring people together – and the world needs more connection.

About Narragansett Brewing Company
Narragansett Beer…Brewed since 1890. ‘Gansett is a straightforward, quality beer that has been a New England tradition for generations, producing a classic family of award-winning American lagers & ales. Today, ‘Gansett is produced in Pawtucket, R.I and in Rochester, N.Y., and is one of America’s top 50 regional brewers and the fastest-growing in the Northeast. Narragansett is available for purchase in local restaurants, bars, and liquor stores throughout New England, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Virginia, Portland, Ore. and Nashville and Chattanooga, Tenn.

About Foodshare
Foodshare is leading an informed, coordinated response to hunger in our community. Foodshare is the Feeding America food bank serving Connecticut’s Hartford and Tolland counties, where 121,000 people struggle with hunger. In partnership with the food industry, donors, community leaders and volunteers, Foodshare works to maximize access to nutritious food and other resources that support food security. Last year, Foodshare distributed nearly 12 million meals worth of food to a network of 300 local food pantries, meal programs, and Mobile Foodshare sites. And, because hunger is more than food, Foodshare collaborates with anti-hunger organizations, policy makers, and the broader community to build effective solutions to end hunger. Foodshare is changing what it means to be a food bank. For more information, visit www.foodshare.org, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.