ShopRite associates raised an unprecedented $1.25 million for regional food banks in the markets it serves with its last ShopRite Partners In Caring contest sponsored by General Mills.
The two companies teamed up once again in recognition of National Hunger Awareness Month to raise help and hope for the hungry with a friendly competition. Showing their commitment to the fight against hunger through the collection of donations at checkout and in-store events, ShopRite associates met this annual challenge head-on, finding new and creative ways to raise funds for their neighbors in need. In addition, each winning store is awarded $500 (or $3,000 for top five stores) to donate to a hunger-fighting charity of its choice.
“We are grateful to our ShopRite associates for their dedication to help those who are hungry in their community,” said Christine Magyarits, spokesperson for ShopRite Partners In Caring. “These funds will go a long way toward alleviating hunger in communities served by ShopRite stores."
This year’s top-winning store is the ShopRite of Clinton, which selected Debby Glenn of Lopatcong, Joe Logan of Flemington and Donna Reed of Easton, Pa., to be featured on 125,000 special-edition Cheerios boxes for their store’s commitment. The box will be unveiled during a ceremony at the ShopRite of Clinton, Thursday, March 7 at 2:00 p.m. Scheduled to attend are Clinton Borough Mayor Janice Kovach; Councilwoman Megan Jones-Holt; Freeholder Matt Holt; Freeholder John King; Union Township Mayor Michele McBride; Franklin Township Mayor Bruce Pokowitz; and Joseph Colalillo, owner and operator of the ShopRites of Clinton, Greenwich Township and Flemington. The North Hunterdon Food Bank will also be present to accept the store’s donation of $3,000.
The winning stores are:
- New Jersey: ShopRite of Berlin, ShopRite of Brookdale, ShopRite of Byram, ShopRite of Chews Landing, ShopRite of Clinton, ShopRite of English Creek in Egg Harbor Township, ShopRite of Fischer Bay in Toms River, ShopRite of Flemington, ShopRite of Garden State Pavilion in Cherry Hill, ShopRite of Greenwich, ShopRite of Hackensack, ShopRite of Hammonton, ShopRite of Lodi, ShopRite of Lyndhurst, ShopRite of Mansfield, ShopRite of Marlton, ShopRite of Medford, ShopRite of Netcong, ShopRite of Newton, ShopRite of Passaic, ShopRite of Ramsey, ShopRite of Rio Grande, ShopRite of Somers Point, ShopRite of Stirling, ShopRite of Succasunna, ShopRite of Wayne, ShopRite of West Deptford and ShopRite of Williamstown
- New York: ShopRite of Forest & Richmond, ShopRite of Garnerville, ShopRite of Hylan Boulevard and ShopRite of Stony Point
- Pennsylvania: ShopRite of Aramingo Avenue in Philadelphia, ShopRite of Daleville, ShopRite of Morrell Plaza in Philadelphia, ShopRite of Mount Pocono, ShopRite of Oxford & Levick in Philadelphia, ShopRite of Snyder Plaza in Philadelphia and ShopRite of Stroudsburg
- Connecticut: ShopRite of Bristol and ShopRite of Waterbury
ShopRite is the registered trademark of Keasby, N.J.-based Wakefern Food Corp., a retailer-owned cooperative with nearly 250 ShopRite supermarkets located throughout New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Delaware and Maryland.