Supermarket retailer hosts event to kick off 2021 “Feeding Minds & Bodies” Campaign in support of hunger-fighting charity, Feed the Children
Price Rite Marketplace and Feed the Children, together with event partners Conagra Foods and Jubilee Homes of Syracuse Inc., will provide food and essentials to families in the Syracuse area to help fight food insecurity. Eight-hundred local families will receive a 25-pound box of food; a 15-pound box of essentials including shampoo, conditioner, lotion and personal care items; and additional shelf-stable items provided by Price Rite Marketplace. The families were pre-identified by Jubilee Homes.
Thursday, May 27, 2021
Opening Ceremony: 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Distribution of Food & Essentials: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
488 West Onondaga St
Syracuse, NY 13202
The following are scheduled to attend the event: Jim Dorey, President, Price Rite Marketplace;Joe Allegro, Senior Director of Corporate Partnerships, Feed the Children; Ben Walsh, Syracuse Mayor; Rachel May, New York State Senator; John Mannion, New York State Senator; Monique Wright-Williams, Chief of Staff, Syracuse City School District; Katie Sojewicz, President, Syracuse School Board of Education; Christina Burtis, District Director (on behalf of Congressman John Katko); Rita Paniagua, Councilor At-Large, Syracuse City Common Council and Walter Dixie, Executive Director, Jubilee Homes of Syracuse Inc.
- Two Feed the Children semi-trucks filled with food and essentials will be distributed to 800 families
- Volunteers on-site serving and assisting members of the Syracuse community
- Remarks from local dignitaries who will speak to the issue of food insecurity in the community
- Remarks from Price Rite Marketplace and Feed the Children
Fighting hunger is at the heart of Price Rite Marketplace’s charitable giving and paired with Feed the Children’s vision to create a world where no child goes to bed hungry, they have created the initiative, Feeding Minds & Bodies. The campaign’s goal is help tackle childhood hunger and promote healthy childhood development by providing food, personal care items, books and school supplies throughout the year. Price Rite Marketplace and Feed the Children will host eight events throughout 2021, beginning in May and running through the fall. With more than 15.6 million households living with food insecurity in the U.S., hunger remains a serious issue in many communities. Since the two organizations first began working together in 2015, approximately 36,000 families have received the fresh fruits, vegetables and groceries they need to help nourish their families.