Supermarket Retailer Hosts Event to Provide Families with Essentials During Pandemic
Price Rite Marketplace and Feed the Children, together with event partners Conagra and Legacy Church RI, will provide food and essentials to families in the Warwick area to help meet the extraordinary increase in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. Four-hundred local families will receive a care package that includes a 25-pound box of food; a 15-pound box of essentials including shampoo, conditioner, lotion and personal care items; and two backpacks filled with school supplies for children. The families were pre-identified based on need by Legacy Church RI.
The event will take place Thursday, May 28, 2020
at 101 Hallene Road, Warwick, RI 02886.
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, they have created the initiative, Feeding Minds & Bodies.
The campaign’s goal is help tackle childhood hunger and promote healthy childhood development by providing food, personal care items, books and school supplies throughout the year.
Price Rite Marketplace and Feed the Children hosted events throughout 2019 to address seasonal issues such as the lack of access to nutritious food for many children during the summer months. The COVID0-19 pandemic has increased that need by leaving many people unemployed and families struggling. Since the inception of its partnership with Feed the Children in 2015, Price Rite Marketplace has donated approximately 1.7 million pounds of food and essentials.
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