On Tuesday, Feb. 6, the Maryland Food Bank (MFB) family welcomed associates from ShopRite and Price Rite Marketplace stores during a special check presentation at a volunteer night in the food bank’s warehouse.
The donation of $117,500 represents the annual ShopRite Partners In Caring contribution from 11 ShopRite and three Price Rite Marketplace stores located in the Maryland Food Bank service area. The funds will support the work of 30 community agencies that help feed the hungry throughout Maryland,
“Without our distribution partners, the Maryland Food Bank would be unable to distribute the millions of pounds of food we provide annually to our food-insecure neighbors. Our partners are the backbone of our food assistance network,” said MFB CEO & President Carmen Del Guercio. “We are very grateful to partners like ShopRite and Price Rite Marketplace for recognizing the impact they have on our ability to feed hundreds of thousands of hungry Marylanders.”
Following the check presentation, the ShopRite and Price Rite team members helped sort and pack food on the food bank’s conveyor belt for distribution to hungry families across the state.
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 Marketplace opened its first store in 1995 under the name Price Rite Supermarkets, and currently operates 65 grocery stores in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Maryland and Virginia. Committed to providing the best value for customers, Price Rite Marketplace delivers a simplified shopping experience with top name brand foods and products and expanded fresh produce and organic offerings at exceptional prices. Price Rite Marketplace is also dedicated to fighting hunger through its annual Check-Out Hunger fundraising campaign and partnerships with Feed The Children and local food banks. For more information, please visit www.priceritesupermarkets.com.
About the Maryland Food Bank
The Maryland Food Bank is a nonprofit hunger-relief organization, leading the movement to end hunger throughout Maryland. For nearly 40 years, the Maryland Food Bank has partnered with communities across the state to distribute food to individuals and families in need. Through carefully-crafted programs, the food bank aims to meet the immediate needs of Marylanders while simultaneously working to find long term ways to reduce hunger statewide. Currently distributing more than 102,000 meals per day – more than 37 million meals annually – the Maryland Food Bank will continue to expand its efforts until hunger ends. To learn more about the Maryland Food Bank, visit mdfoodbank.org.
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