Stores to Collect Donations at Checkout to Benefit Local Food Banks Through December 30
Keasbey, NJ– Price Rite Marketplace, delivering the best combination of value, selection and service, has announced its annual Check-Out Hunger fundraising campaign, which raises funds to benefit local food banks in communities served by Price Rite stores across the northeast.
Through December 30, 64 Price Rite stores throughout Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Virginia will raise funds by collecting donations of $1, $3 or $5 from shoppers at checkout. In support of the fight against hunger, 100 percent of the funds raised will be donated to local hunger-fighting charities and organizations. The supermarket chain contributes approximately $500,000 annually to local food banks and food pantries to benefit local families in need within the communities it serves.
“We are thrilled to once again join the fight against hunger with our annual Check-Out Hunger fundraising campaign,” said Jim Dorey, president, Price Rite Marketplace. “This cause is extremely important to us, and we could not achieve the level of success we have without the dedication of our store associates and generosity of our customers. While there is still so much to be done, every little bit does help, and we are proud to help play a part in supporting the fight against hunger in the communities our stores serve.”
Since 2002, Price Rite has raised over $1.4 million for the Check-Out Hunger initiative to benefit 22 Feeding America Food Banks in eight states. This includes in Connecticut: Connecticut Food Bank and Foodshare; in Maryland: Capital Area Food Bank and Maryland Food Bank; in Massachusetts: Food Bank of Western Massachusetts, The Greater Boston Food Bank and Worcester County Food Bank; in New Hampshire: New Hampshire Food Bank; in New Jersey: Community FoodBank of New Jersey and Food Bank of South Jersey; in New York: Food Bank of Central New York, Food Bank of the Southern Tier, Food Bank of Western New York, Foodlink and Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York; in Pennsylvania: Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, Greater Berks Food Bank, Philabundance, Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley, Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania and Weinberg Northeast Regional Food Bank; and in Rhode Island: Rhode Island Community Food Bank.
For more information, please visit www.PriceRiteSupermarkets.com.
About Price Rite Marketplace
Price Rite Marketplace is a registered trademark of Wakefern Food Corp., a retailer owned cooperative based in Keasbey, NJ and the largest supermarket cooperative in the United States. Price Rite opened its first store in West Springfield, MA in 1995 and currently operates 65 grocery stores while employing more than 4,000 people in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Maryland, and Virginia. Price Rite offers expanded produce departments and a curated selection of quality food products at exceptional prices. Through its support of local food banks, the annual Check-Out Hunger fundraising campaign and partnership with Feed The Children, Price Rite is a committed member of its local community. For more information, please visit www.priceritesupermarkets.com.