Philly ShopRite Getting Student-painted Mural
The ShopRite of Fox Street, slated to open in early August, will feature a mural celebrating fruit and vegetables, with the aim of inspiring people to eat more nutritious food and raise awareness of the need to eliminate food deserts across the country. The external mural is being painted by the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, assisted by students from the local Saint James School.
This is the third location where Brown's Super Stores, owner of the ShopRite of Fox Street, has teamed with the program on a mural. Since it began, the Mural Arts Program has produced more than 3,600 artworks.
“Our mission is to bring joy to the lives of the people we serve, and that includes helping to beautify the neighborhoods we serve,” noted Jeff Brown, president and CEO of Westville, N.J.-based Brown’s, a family-owned and -operated chain of 10 Philadelphia-area ShopRite supermarkets. “This mural represents fresh and healthy food, which this community has previously had limited access to. The ShopRite of Fox Street will have an abundance of fresh, healthy and affordable food to overcome this disparity.”
The White House has recognized Brown’s for its efforts in helping urban communities that lack affordable, fresh and healthy food.