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  • Granny Squibb’s Organic Iced Tea Donating More than 1,000 cases to Rhode Islanders in Need

    Partnering with RI Organizations to Help Rhode Islanders During Covid-19 Crisis

    The Granny Squibb’s Organic Iced Tea Company has announced they are donating more than 1,000 cases of organic iced tea to Rhode Islanders in need through partnerships with Rhode Island organizations.

    Having donated almost 400 cases to date, they are encouraging other partners to reach out to them. They are actively looking for Rhode Island organizations that are stepping up during this crisis to help their neighbors in need and other brands that are looking to donate their own products to support organizations that are stepping up during this crisis.

    “Being a part of and giving back to our community is at the heart of our company,” said Kelley McShane, Managing Partner of The Granny Squibb’s Organic Iced Tea Company. “Now, more than ever, Rhode Islanders are in need. The Covid-19 crisis has created an increased need in our state and we’ve been fortunate to work with such wonderful partners to give back in meaningful ways.”  

    In March, they kicked off their Covid-19 giving initiative by partnering with Ocean House Management (OHM) Collection, who announced that the Food Truck, Off the Menu, is delivering and distributing complimentary lunches to local children 16 and under. Granny Squibb has provided more than 100 cases since the initiative began, which will continue through May.

    “We are grateful for Granny Squibb’s generosity in helping us bring lunches to children and families in need and first responders. The organic ice tea has been well received, and their actions helped inspire other organizations to join the effort, so that more people could be served,” said Daniel Hostettler, president and group managing director of Ocean House Management Collection.

    Most recently they partnered with Family Service of Rhode Island’s “Be Safe” program to provide another 100 cases of organic iced tea that will go to families in need all over the state.

    “Family Service of Rhode Island’s  ‘Be Safe’ campaign, with Granny Squibb’s help, will continue to supply the neediest Rhode Islanders with basic items, from cleaning products to food, but now with a delicious addition to make life more pleasurable during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Maggie Slane, who heads the “Be Safe” effort. “We have been able to help over 2,000 Rhode Islanders thanks to public spirited and generous individuals and companies like Granny Squibb.  We hope many others in Rhode Island will be inspired by such kindness and pitch in to help.”  Anyone interested in donating should visit www.familyserviceri.org/besafe.

    Currently donations have been made to the following partners:

    Ocean House Management Collection

    Family Service Rhode Island

    PVD Rescue Mission

    House of Hope

    RI Coalition for the Homeless

    The McAuley House

    SnapChef/ City of Providence

    Food Not Bombs Providence

    RI Pride

    The Izzy Foundation

    Nourish Our Neighbors

    East Bay Community Action Program

    Federal Hill House

    RI AIDS Project

    Project Hands Up

    New Beginning Kitchen

    Clement Mother Theresa Outreachs

    About The Granny Squibb Company
    In 2009, Robin Squibb realized a business opportunity in bringing her Grandmother’s “astonishingly delicious” iced tea to market. Founded in Providence, Rhode Island, the company now offers three distinct flavors – all available sweetened or unsweetened. Granny Squibb’s premium organic iced teas are sold in grocery retailers throughout New England including Dave’s Marketplace, Roch’s and Whole Foods. For more information visit www.grannysquibb.com

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