Pictured (l to r): Katharine Otis, Public Relations & Marketing Specialist, American Cruise Lines; Susan Shultz, Director of Sales, American Cruise Lines; and Mike Davidow, Major Gifts Officer, Connecticut Food Bank.

American Cruise Lines said that it has raised $14,000 for the Connecticut Food Bank with its Holiday Give-Back Program.

The line continues to support the Connecticut Food Bank through its Give-Back program by donating $50 for each ticket sold on select holiday cruises. Last year the line donated $10,500. 

Susan Shultz, director of sales, presented the Connecticut Food Bank with the donation on behalf of the company at the Food Bank’s distribution center in Wallingford, CT.

“There is nothing as rewarding as giving back to the local community and helping those in need,” said Shultz. “It’s our goal to continue to share our successes with the Connecticut Food Bank in the coming years.”

Connecticut Food Bank CEO Bernie Beaudreau said the donation from American Cruise Lines would support critically needed food for hungry families in Connecticut.

“This generous donation will provide enough food for 28,000 meals. We are grateful for the generosity of American Cruise Lines, given in recognition of their travelers, who shared the bounty of their holiday with Connecticut families in need.”