ShopRite Partners In Caring Fights Hunger, You Can Too
Are you a hunger fighting hero? If you aren’t, perhaps you should be.
ShopRite Partners in Caring has a goal. It wants to raise awareness about hunger. How many of you realize that 36 million Americans go to bed hungry? How many of you know 12 million of them are children? Hunger hurts. It weakens the body, affects the mind, slows the intellect.
ShopRite has been involved in the Feeding America Network and the Checkout Hunger Program for twenty years. 217 ShopRite stores in six states–New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Maryland help support 23 regional food banks and 1,400+ charitable agencies. Furthermore, for the last ten years it has donated $2,000,000 annually for a total of $20,000,000 in contributions. Emergency food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, child care shelters, battered women’s shelters, senior programs, drug rehab centers, after school programs, and programs for the mentally and physically disabled ALL benefit in this sponsorship.
Just some of the awards that the ShopRite Partners In Caring program has received include:
- Good Neighbor Award ? Food Marketing Institute (FMI)
- Retailer of the Year Award ? America?s Second Harvest/Feeding America
- Outstanding Achievement Award ? Hudson Valley Food Bank
- Crystal Toque Award ? Philadelphia and South Jersey
- Outstanding Spirit Award ? Monmouth and Ocean County Food Bank
- Connecticut Food Bank ? Bill Liddell Award
- Corporate Excellence Award ? Food Bank for New York City
If you live in a ShopRite area you can help fight hunger too. Just look for the Partners In Caring labels on the shelves. Your purchase of those products supports the manufacturers that are contributing to the program. You’ll be helping feed others less fortunate just by doing something as simple as buying your groceries. Go to www.shopritepartnersincaring.org for more information.
I hope all of my readers want to do something to fight hunger and help this cause.? Right now ShopRite is partnering with General Mills Honey Nut Cheerios to help feed the hungry. This year, for the tenth anniversary of the program, General Mills is donating a box of cereal (maximum 3,000 boxes) to local food banks for the first thirty people who leave comments for bloggers including myself who are helping spread the word of this important program. Please join in the fight against hunger by leaving a relevant comment on this post.