YORK, PA (June 27, 2019)
– Price Rite Marketplace teamed up with anti-hunger organization Feed the Children and event partners Pepsi and Salvation Army York to distribute food and essentials to 800 local families on Thursday, June 27. The community event at Price Rite Marketplace of York, located at 2142 S Queen St., is part of the supermarket retailer’s 2019 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 the Salvation Army York, received a 25-pound box of food; 10-pound box of essentials like shampoo, conditioner, lotion and personal-care items; a collection of children’s books, a bag of additional fresh produce and shelf-stable items provided by Price Rite Marketplace and Pepsi. The families picked up their packages at Price Rite Marketplace in York.
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, books and school supplies throughout the year. Price Rite Marketplace and Feed the Children will host eight events in 2019 to address seasonal issues surrounding food insecurity, including the lack of food during the summer months, back-to-school season and the holidays.
“Our Feeding Minds & Bodies campaign with Feed the Children puts special focus on making sure vulnerable children get the items they need for healthy development,” said Jim Dorey, president of Price Rite Marketplace. “Our dedicated associates volunteer each year to pack thousands of boxes containing fresh food, personal care items, children’s books and school supplies, and they give those nourishing care packages to local families in need.”
“Feed the Children is proud to partner with Price Rite Marketplace and the Salvation Army York to work towards our vision of no child going to bed hungry,” said Travis Arnold, Feed the Children president and CEO. “We know that when we combine our efforts we will have a greater impact on the lives of families who need us most—right here in America.”
Since partnering with Feed the Children in 2015, Price Rite Marketplace has contributed more than 1.7 million pounds of food, totaling approximately $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 65 grocery stores in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Maryland and Virginia. 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 Salvation Army York
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ to meet human needs in his name without discrimination. The Salvation Army in York has been serving the York Community for over 128 years; providing family services (utility assistance, work boots, food, clothing), youth services (Community Center including: after-school program, learning center and day camp) and ministry to those in the most need. For more information, please visit www.salvationarmyyork.org
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