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Lowe's Providing Free Meals for Thanksgiving

Communities affected by recent storms to receive extra help

With the holiday season getting underway Lowe's has announced that they will be providing free meals to local residents affected by Hurricane Sandy.

The company announced that 35 of its stores in New York and New Jersey will be providing more than 22 thousand complete Thanksgiving dinners. The dinners include a fresh roasted turkey or ham, mashed potatoes and gravy along with sweet corn and rolls. Table Talk Pies of Worcester, Mass. also donated more than 43 thousand pies for the meals.

In addition to the 500 meals each store will distribute the company also said that all employees of the store will also get a free meal, "as a thank you for their dedication before, during and after the storm," a press release from the company said. 

The total project is estimated to feed more than 136 thousand people in the affected towns with more than $1 million worth of free food. 

Meals will be distributed on a first come first serve basis starting at 11 a.m. on Wednesday. 

Ed from Middletown November 20, 2012 at 02:45 PM
It's good to see that Lowe's is exercising some corporate responsibility in the aftermath of the storm. The price gouging they practiced before, during and after the storm with the price of generators and the "high end" more expensive generators that were the only ones "available" was shameful. My neighbor and I have the same exact generators purchased from Lowe's. The difference was I pad $400 for my generator days after Irene in 2011, he bought his days after Sandy for $900. Same EXACT generator. Give back to those less fortunate, after all it's their money you gouged.
Martin November 20, 2012 at 05:17 PM
Report that to the state Office of Consumer Affairs... A multi-million-dollar settlement might lower our taxes #1 each.
Project Bluebeam November 21, 2012 at 12:31 AM
Of course the cheapest ones go first. How dense can you be?
Paul November 21, 2012 at 01:08 AM
All Businesses price gouge...it will be worse after any storm. They have to make it up some way. When people stop buying maybe then businesses will come back down to reality.
Nj Ghost November 21, 2012 at 11:03 AM
Ed From middletown: Not in the two lowes in our area that I'm aware of nor in the two home depots either, they were most helpful in doing their best with what they had....are you sure you're not just bashing they "Big rich guy?" Martin is correct in that instead of taking it just report it and they will keep you in touch with the progress of thier investigation.....stop complaing and ACT!!!!
1stcav November 21, 2012 at 11:26 AM
I payed what was advertised and after the storm they were still the same price when I checked to see if they had restocked...I think maybe a different gen. or larger K's in out put or someone has prices wrong ! Double check ??
Paul November 21, 2012 at 12:44 PM
Yeah...Just like the Towing company that was gouging made a mistake. He is back tracking and now charging nothing otherwise he would be going to jail. The consumers need to get tough and fight back...Start making complaints.
Nj Ghost November 21, 2012 at 01:54 PM
Paul, What towing company was that ? If you don't like the price don't get towed, you have the option of calliing another. Name the company if you will.....By the way, where did you file the complaint?
Paul November 22, 2012 at 12:39 AM
NJ Ghost, You must be a "Ghost" You did not hear about "APK Towing" The towing company was towing unnecessary cars and then over charing them. They even went on private property without permission to remove cars that were not in anyones way. Don't you read the papers? I guess not, They should nail this guy to the wall. Now that his scam did not work and their was many complaints he is back tracking and waiving towing fees.
Nj Ghost November 22, 2012 at 01:50 AM
That's car theft...and he's not in jail? wonder why?..as a matter of fact paul I don't read the papers...so your guess is correct.
steve November 22, 2012 at 03:47 PM
NJ Ghost, This guy should be in jail. Must be in bed with someone from Seaside.

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