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Price Rite Donates More Than 320,000 Pounds of Food to Families in 2016

December 08, 2016
 Keasbey, NJ (December 8, 2016) – Price Rite Supermarkets today announced that through its partnership with Feed the Children – one of the largest U.S.-based charities providing food, education, essentials and disaster relief to those in need nationwide and in 10 countries around the world – it has donated more than 320,000 pounds of food during 2016 to help support the fight against food insecurity.

Throughout the year, Price Rite stores in Revere and West Springfield, MA; Cheektowaga, NY; Woodlawn, MD; Manchester, NH; Woodbridge, VA; Lebanon, PA and Hartford, CT partnered with Feed the Children and local charities to distribute more than 40,000 pounds of food and essentials to 800 families in need at each event. In total, 6,400 families received assistance as part of the program.  More than 300 Price Rite associates also volunteered during the year, helping distribute the care packages to families during eight different events at Price Rite stores.

"We are committed to the ongoing fight against hunger within the communities we serve,” said Neil Duffy, president of Price Rite Supermarkets. “Food insecurity is a year-round issue, and through this partnership we are able to alleviate some of that pressure. Each event would not have been a success without the support of Feed the Children, our local charity partners and our dedicated store associates. We look forward to continuing our work with Feed the Children to help support families in need next year.”

Price Rite, known for fresh quality products at low everyday prices, plans to host another 10 events throughout its trading area in 2017. In addition to Price Rite’s Feed the Children events, the supermarket contributes approximately $500,000 annually to local food banks and food pantries benefiting families within the communities where Price Rite stores operate.

For more information, please visit www.PriceRiteSupermarkets.com.
 
About Price Rite
Price Rite operates 62 stores in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Maryland and Virginia. Price Rite stores offer customers an expanded produce department and quality food products at savings up to 50 percent less than traditional supermarkets. The typical Price Rite store is about 35,000 to 40,000 square feet in size and employs anywhere from 75 to 150 associates. The first Price Rite opened in West Springfield, MA in 1995. For more information, please visit www.priceritesupermarkets.com.
 
About Feed the Children
Established in 1979, Feed the Children exists to end child hunger. It is one of the largest U.S.-based charities and serves those in need in the U.S. and in 10 countries around the world. It provides food, education, essentials and disaster relief. Domestically, it operates 5 distribution centers (located in Oklahoma, Indiana, California, Tennessee and Pennsylvania).
 
In fiscal year 2015, Feed the Children distributed 107 million pounds of food and essentials valued at $302 million to people in the U.S., and internationally, it sponsored nearly 24,500 children, addressing the root causes of poverty through child sponsorship and school sponsorship. It is accredited by GuideStar Exchange and the BBB Wise Giving Alliance as well as is rated by Charity Navigator.
Visit www.feedthechildren.org for more information.
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