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Frank Donio Enters Partnership With The WOW Center; Annie Pape, Noelle St.Clair Lentz, Josh Minton, and Melissa Padin Comment

Frank Donio Enters Partnership With The WOW Center; Annie Pape, Noelle St.Clair Lentz, Josh Minton, and Melissa Padin Comment



HAMMONTON, NJ - A fruitful partnership took center stage as Frank Donio partnered up with The WOW Center for the second year in a row to bring a little cheer to consumers’ days. On November 22, Donio’s Josh Minton and Annie Pape delivered an array of fresh items to be included in packages that were distributed to families in need for their Thanksgiving meals.

Annie Pape, Special Projects and Brand Manager, Frank Donio“As a family business in the fresh produce industry, we’ve always valued our unique ability to support families in our community through food. We’re proud to be able to work with The WOW Center to accomplish that,” commented Annie Pape, a member of the Donio family’s fourth generation, on the recent initiative.

The WOW Center, headquartered in Merchantville, New Jersey, is a female-founded nonprofit focused on providing resources to support and uplift women in the community.

Noelle St.Clair Lentz, Co-Founder and Board Chair, The WOW Center (Photo credit: Brandon Ballard, The Philadelphia Business Journal)“We are blessed to partner with generous companies like Donio Inc. to provide Thanksgiving meals for 30 local families and 37 families at a local domestic violence shelter,” said Noelle St.Clair Lentz, Co-Founder and Board Chair of The WOW Center. “We truly believe that when you empower a woman you also support her family and community.”

Donio’s first provided fresh produce for the organization’s Thanksgiving distribution in 2021, noted the release.

On November 22, Frank Donio’s Josh Minton and Annie Pape delivered an array of fresh items to be included in packages that were distributed to families in need for their Thanksgiving meals

This year, the company continued this helpful endeavor ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday by contributing sweet potatoes, cranberries, stuffing mix, parsnips, collard greens, soup herbs, and blueberries.

Josh Minton, Sales Manager, Frank Donio“I have known Noelle for over a decade; she is doing some amazing work with The WOW Center,” said Josh Minton, a member of the Donio Sales Team. “I love working at a place where giving back to the community is a top priority, and to work with The WOW Center to provide these items to local families in need is one of the best parts of my job.”

These resources donated by Donio went into the food care packages that The WOW Center assembled and distributed to families in need this past Thanksgiving.

Melissa (Mel) Padin, Co-Founder and Executive Director, The WOW Center“The WOW Center exists to empower women to thrive, dream, believe, and pursue the impossible through love and community,” said Melissa (Mel) Padin, Co-Founder and Executive Director of The WOW Center. “We provide a variety of programming from financial literacy training to entrepreneurship classes to a dress for success boutique, food pantry, and more.”

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Frank Donio Inc.

Donio is accustomed to providing the highest level of customer service to the largest grocery retailers across the US.