SOMERSET, NJ - Mariano Press just inched closer to its goal of providing 150,000 meals this year for food insecure Americans, through its partnership with Feeding America. 

Jeremy Mariano is the third-generation owner that decided to start the initiative earlier this year says the program "just hit 32,500 meals" this Tuesday. 

Mariano's program generates one meal for an American for every $20 spent with his company. Most of his employees really like the initiative and feel that it can help make a difference. 

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"Working for something more than just a paycheck is such a powerful motivator for me," Ben DeValve, a  Mariano Press manager said. "I know that what I do matters to real people outside the four walls of the print shop. Even on the most stressful days knowing that I'm making a difference even in a small way in someone's life gives me the drive to keep pushing for excellence and perfection. I have always wanted to do something that really mattered, and now, at Mariano Press, I finally am." 

Mariano Press Manager, Tony Gallo said anyone looking to donate can visit their website or, they can visit Feeding America Fact Sheet to find ideas on how to help. 

Mariano Press is located at 14 Veronica Avenue in Somerset, and they serve small to large sized companies for all of their printing needs.  

More about Mariano Press:

While printing is where we began, we have expanded to offer many other services including print design, web design, signs, apparel and promotions. Our reputation is built on quality, dependability, reasonable prices, and personalized service. We have stayed up-to-date with current technology and trends and remain committed to the principles upon which our business first took root.

We know our relationships with our customers ensures that you get the job done the way you want it, when you want it! An experienced, knowledgeable staff member is always available to assist you and answer any questions.

Your project is our priority. Mariano Press, LLC is your source for printing, signs, promotional items, web design, apparel and so much more!

Original Feb. 1 article:

Mariano Press a local printing company with over 70 years of experience is looking to stamp out hunger, one meal at a time by partnering with Feeding America, a nationwide network of 200 food banks.

Mariano Press employees are looking to provide 150,000 meals this year with their initiative. Every $20 spent with them will generate one meal for an American, in hopes to offset hunger as much as possible.

"In college, I learned of an organization called America’s Second Harvest (the old name of the charity) which donates 98 percent of its proceeds directly to the cause of rescuing food that is going to waste," Mariano Press, third-generation owner, Jeremy Mariano said. I wrote a ton of papers, advocated, and contributed directly to the cause during my college years. As time went on I lost sight of this endeavor, but I’m back on board and feel I can produce greater results with the leverage of my business."

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