American Cruise Lines Raises Over $14,000 for the Connecticut Food Bank

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American Cruise Lines has reported that it raised over $14,000 this 2017 holiday season for the Connecticut Food Bank. For the past five years, American Cruise Lines has held a Holiday Give-Back Program, which donates $50.00 for each cruise ticket sold during the holiday season to the Connecticut Food Bank. Since the program began in 2013, the Line has contributed each year to the local organization.

Founded in 1982 in New Haven, the Connecticut Food Bank partners with food retailers, growers, donors and volunteers to source food and distribute it through a network of community-based programs. The company provides food to hungry adults and children in six Connecticut counties: Fairfield, Litchfield, Middlesex, New Haven, New London and Windham.

The food bank is an affiliate of Feeding America, the nation’s food bank network, and is the largest centralized source of emergency food in Connecticut. Last year, the company distributed enough food to provide more than 18 million meals. American Cruise Lines says it looks forward to a continued partnership with the company in 2018.

American Cruise Lines is one of the largest cruise lines in the United States and offers more than 35 itineraries along the rivers, as well as coastal and inland waterways of the country including New England, Alaska, the Pacific Northwest, the Mississippi River system, and the Southeast. With two new ships debuting in 2018, the Line will operate 10 ships; the largest modern fleet of small cruise ships, modern riverboats, and authentic paddle wheelers in the country.

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