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PRICE RITE DONATES $46,500 TO RHODE ISLAND COMMUNITY FOOD BANK

June 19, 2015

Price Rite Check-Out Hunger campaign raises nearly $200K 

According to Feeding America, more than thirty-seven million Americans experience food insecurity each year.  More than sixteen million of them are children…

WHAT: Price Rite will present a check in the amount of $46,500 to the Rhode Island Community Food Bank on Thursday, June 25th at 10 AM. This outstanding donation was raised as a part of the annual Check-Out Hunger fundraising campaign.

Each year, Price Rite stores team up with customers to raise funds for this worthy program to help local food banks in Price Rite communities across the Northeast. In a tireless effort to help feed the hungry, Price Rite associates across nine states raised a record-breaking total of $190,000 in the 2014 annual contest.

“We are so proud of our associates for stepping up their efforts this year in the fight against hunger,” said Neil Duffy, president of Price Rite. “We are also grateful to our generous customers not only for helping us to raise these much-needed funds but also for their commitment to raising awareness of this very serious issue in our community.”

One hundred percent of all funds raised through the Check-Out Hunger program are donated to local food banks. From October through December of last year, Price Rite shoppers added a $1, $3, or $5 donation to their bill at the checkout aisle, helping to raise funds for the program.

WHO: Melinda LaChapelle, VP of Operations for Price Rite and Andrew Schiff, CEO of the Rhode Island Community Food Bank

WHEN: Thursday, June 25th at 10 AM

WHERE: Price Rite of Johnston, 1450 Hartford Ave, Johnston, RI 02910


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About Price Rite
Price Rite operates 60 stores in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Maryland and Virginia.  PriceRite stores offer customers an expanded produce department and quality food products at savings up to 50 percent less than traditional supermarkets.  The typical PriceRite store is about 35,000 to 40,000 square feet in size and employs anywhere from 75 to 150 associates.  The first PriceRite opened in West Springfield, MA in 1995. For more information, please visit www.priceritesupermarkets.com 

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