Price Rite Marketplace teamed up with anti-hunger organization Feed the Children and event partners PepsiCo and Catholic Family Center to distribute food and essentials to 400 local families on Wednesday, July 29. The community event is part of the supermarket retailer’s 2020 Feeding Minds & Bodies Campaign, in partnership with Feed the Children, which helps food insecure and struggling families in the communities where Price Rite Marketplace stores operate.
Each family, pre-identified based on need by Catholic Family Center, received a 25-pound box of food; 15-pound box of essentials like shampoo, conditioner, lotion and personal-care items; additional shelf-stable items provided by Price Rite Marketplace and two backpacks filled with school supplies.
“Now more than ever families are facing food insecurity due to this pandemic,” said Jim Dorey, president of Price Rite Marketplace. “Giving back to the communities we serve is at the heart of Price Rite Marketplace and we’re proud to continue our partnership with Feed the Children for a sixth year and provide food and essentials to local families in need.”
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, the two created an initiative called Feeding Minds & Bodies
, which is designed to help bring attention to and fight the serious issue of childhood hunger. Price Rite Marketplace and Feed the Children help children and their families by providing food, personal care items and school supplies throughout the year. Price Rite Marketplace and Feed the Children will host eight events in 2020 to address seasonal issues surrounding food insecurity, including the lack of food during the summer months, back-to-school season and the holidays.
“We believe that no child should go to bed hungry, especially during this time of instability around COVID-19,” said Travis Arnold, president and CEO of Feed the Children. “
This crisis has put a strain on our resources and the resources of our partners. However, through our partnership with Price Rite Marketplace, we can support America’s most vulnerable and restore hope for the future.”
“Catholic Family Center is grateful to be working once again with PepsiCo, Feed the Children, and our neighbors at Price Rite Marketplace,” said Marlene Bessette, president & CEO for Catholic Family Center. “Together, these partners are truly providing vital nourishment for both body and mind to some of our city's most vulnerable families and children.”
Since partnering with Feed the Children in 2015, Price Rite Marketplace has contributed nearly 2 million pounds of food, totaling more than $7 million in gift-in-kind donations.
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 over 59 grocery stores in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Maryland. 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.priceritemarketplace.com
About Feed the Children
At Feed the Children, we feed hungry kids. We envision a world where no child goes to bed hungry. In the U.S. and internationally, we are dedicated to helping families and communities achieve stable lives and to reducing the need for help tomorrow, while providing food and resources to help them today. We distribute product donations from corporate donors to local community partners, we provide support for teachers and students, and we mobilize resources quickly to aid recovery efforts when natural disasters strike. Internationally, we manage child-focused community development programs in 10 countries. We welcome partnerships because we know our work would not be possible without collaborative relationships. Every dollar given goes seven times as far to provide food, hope, dignity and comfort. Visit feedthechildren.org
for more information.
About Catholic Family Center
Catholic Family Center (CFC) is Greater Rochester’s largest provider of comprehensive family services. Each year we assist tens of thousands of our neighbors, relatives and friends as they work to remain or become healthy, productive, participating members of our community. We serve all people—regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, age, ability or gender. Our programs work together to address the many issues of human need across all stages of life.
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