Supermarket retailer hosts event to kick off 2021 “Feeding Minds & Bodies” Campaign in support of hunger-fighting charity, Feed the Children
Price Rite Marketplace teamed up with anti-hunger organization Feed the Children and event partners Conagra Foods and Jubilee Homes to distribute food and essentials to 800 local families on Thursday, May 27. The community event kicked off the supermarket retailer’s 2021 Feeding Minds & Bodies Campaign, in partnership with Feed the Children, which helps food insecure families in the communities where Price Rite Marketplace stores operate.
Each family, pre-identified by Jubilee Homes, 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.
“We are pleased to continue our partnership with Feed the Children to help combat childhood hunger,” said Jim Dorey, president of Price Rite Marketplace. “Supporting the communities we serve is a top priority for us, and after the year we’ve been through, we are needed now more than ever. We are proud of our team’s continued work helping families during difficult times.”
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 more than 15.6 million households living with food insecurity in the U.S., hunger remains a serious issue in many communities.
“The Price Rite Marketplace partnership means a so very much to Feed the Children, and more importantly, to the families we serve,” said Travis Arnold, president and CEO, Feed the Children. “Those living paycheck-to-paycheck do not have a safety net. Our partners are a critical part of providing compassionate support to those who are facing tough decisions about how to care for their families.”
Since partnering with Feed the Children in 2015, Price Rite Marketplace has contributed nearly 3 million pounds of food, totaling more than $9 million in gift-in-kind donations, helping more than 145,000 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 62grocery 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 nine 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.
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