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Price Rite Marketplace Partners with Feed the Children to Donate Food & Essentials to Struggling Families

May 28, 2021

Supermarket Retailer Kicks Off Seventh Year of Partnership to Fight Hunger

Price Rite Marketplace has extended its partnership with Feed the Children for a seventh year. The partnership will focus on an initiative called Price Rite Marketplace: Feeding Minds & Bodies. This initiative, benefiting an estimated 22,000 individuals through eight community events, will not only supply families with food and essentials, but also provide the educational tools children need for a successful school year. Since the two organizations first began working together in 2015, they have helped provide fresh fruits, vegetables, groceries, and other essentials to approximately 36,000 families.
 
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.
 
“We are pleased to continue our partnership with Feed the Children to help combat 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, our communities need us now more than ever. We are proud of our team’s continued work helping families during difficult times.”
 
At each community engagement event, 800 pre-identified families will receive a 25-pound box of food (enough to supplement meals for a family of four for one week); a 15-pound box of much-needed essentials, such as shampoo, conditioner, lotion and personal-care items; and additional shelf-stable items provided by Price Rite Marketplace.
 
“We are truly humbled by Price Rite Marketplace’s generosity and support of our mission,” said Travis Arnold, president and CEO, Feed the Children. “The need for food and other assistance has increased significantly due to COVID, and we are very thankful for our partnership. Together we are putting food on the table.”
 
Cities hosting Feeding Minds & Bodies events include: Hartford, CT; Worcester and Springfield MA; Rosedale, MD; Buffalo and Syracuse, NY; Bethlehem, PA and Pawtucket, RI.
Fighting hunger in local communities is at the heart of Price Rite Marketplace’s charitable giving. 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 62 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 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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