Keasbey, NJ (PRWEB) November 16, 2012
Fighting hunger in the communities it serves is at the very heart of ShopRite’s charitable giving. Over the last decade, ShopRite Partners In Caring, a year round hunger-fighting initiative, has donated more than 700,000 pounds of frozen turkeys to food banks in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Delaware, Pennsylvania and Maryland. This year’s record donation of 100,000 pounds of turkeys is loaded on ShopRite trucks and on its way to local food banks. These turkeys will help to address the recent increase in need for fresh and healthy food in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
“Now more than ever, our neighbors need our help. ShopRite is grateful to be able to play a small part in providing Thanksgiving meals to those struggling with hunger as they rebuild their homes and lives in the wake of Sandy’s devastating effects. Helping families enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving dinner is something that we at ShopRite are truly thankful for,” said Christine Magyarits, spokeswoman for ShopRite Partners In Caring.
Food banks receiving turkey donations from ShopRite Partners In Caring include: Community Food Bank of New Jersey in Hillside, NJ; Mercer Street Friends in Ewing, NJ; NORWESCAP in Phillipsburg, NJ; Food Bank of Monmouth & Ocean Counties in Neptune, NJ; Community Food Bank (Southern Branch) in Egg Harbor, NJ; Food Bank of South Jersey in Pennsauken, NJ; Foodshare in Bloomfield, CT; Connecticut Food Bank in East Haven, CT; Food Bank of Hudson Valley in Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY; Long Island Cares in Hauppauge, NY; Food Bank for Westchester in Millwood, NY; Food Bank for NYC in Bronx, NY; Food Bank of Northeastern NY in Latham, NY; Philabundance in Philadelphia, PA; Second Harvest Food Bank of Lehigh Valley in Allentown, PA; H&J Weinberg NEPA in Wilkes Barre, PA, Maryland Food Bank in Baltimore, MD, and the Food Bank of Delaware in Newark, DE.
About ShopRite Partners In Caring
ShopRite Partners In Caring is a year-round, community-based, hunger-fighting initiative that works with more than 50 food industry manufacturers to provide nearly $3 million annually to qualified charitable agencies in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland and Pennsylvania. Since its inception in 1999, ShopRite Partners In Caring has donated $29 million to more than 1,700 charities. ShopRite Partners In Caring supports emergency food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, child care centers, battered women's shelters, senior citizen programs, drug rehab centers, programs for the mentally and physically disabled, after-school programs and other organizations that aid those in need. The ShopRite Partners In Caring Fund was established in 2002 as a component fund of the Community Foundation of New Jersey to accept private donations that help fund its charitable endeavors. For more information or to learn how you can help, please visit http://www.shopritepartnersincaring.org.