Ketchup Caper Closed By Lacey Food Bank

Photo courtesy Lacey Food Bank

  LACEY – The Lacey Food Bank reported that it recently closed out its “Heinz Ketchup Kaper.”

  Laura Caroccia, the coordinator for the Lacey Food Bank said, “the real winners in this are the clients and families of the Lacey Food Bank.”

  “Thanks to all of you, the Lacey Food Bank now has over 250 bottles of ketchup to distribute to our client families. As many of our volunteers and donors know, condiments are not high up on the list of food necessities but we also know that the addition of spices and flavorings and condiments go far in making some of the less palatable foods tasty and appealing – especially to the children,” Caroccia said.

  Free bottles of ketchup were provided by Heinz ketchup to Lacey Perkins customers who in turn donated them to the Lacey Food Bank in recent months and for anyone who wanted one.

  “With this donation we certainly hit the mother-load. Our thanks goes out to Heinz Ketchup for providing the opportunity (and the ketchup) and to Maria DiLeo (owner/manager) at the Lacey Perkins for being such a good friend to the Lacey Food Bank,” Caroccia said.

  Caroccia also thanked the anonymous ketchup thief who unknowingly started this circle of giving last summer.