Supermarket retailer hosts event to kick off 2022 “Feeding Minds & Bodies” Campaign in support of hunger-fighting charity, Feed the Children
Chelsea, MA (June 2, 2022)
– Price Rite Marketplace teamed up with anti-hunger organization Feed the Children and event partners Kraft Foods and The Salvation Army Chelsea/East Boston Corps to distribute food and essentials to 800 local families on Thursday, June 2. The community event kicked off the supermarket retailer’s 2022 Feeding Minds & Bodies Campaign, in partnership with Feed the Children, which helps support food-insecure families in the communities where Price Rite Marketplace stores operate.
Each family, pre-identified by The Salvation Army Chelsea/East Boston Corps, received a 25-pound box of food; 15-pound box of essentials like shampoo, conditioner, lotion and personal-care items and additional shelf-stable items provided by Price Rite Marketplace.
“Our Feeding Minds & Bodies program is one of the many ways Price Rite is committed to serving the communities in which our stores operate,” said Kevin McDonnell, senior vice president of Price Rite Marketplace. “Thanks to partners like Feed the Children we are able to provide critical fresh food and essentials to families in eight cities this season.”
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 families by providing food, personal care items and school supplies throughout the year. With one in six U.S. children living in a food insecure household, hunger remains a serious issue in many communities, especially during summer months.
“Children cannot thrive unless their basic needs are met,” said Travis Arnold, president and CEO of Feed the Children. “A widespread issue like childhood hunger will only be solved when enough people work together. Partners like Price Rite Marketplace are vital to our mission as we serve vulnerable communities in cities, towns and rural areas across the United States.”
Since partnering with Feed the Children, Price Rite Marketplace has contributed nearly three million pounds of food, totaling more than $10 million in gift-in-kind donations, helping more than 165,000 people in 49 cities.
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 60 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 eight countries. We welcome partnerships because we know our work would not be possible without collaborative relationships. Visit feedthechildren.org
for more information.