KEASBEY, NJ (May 8, 2023) – Price Rite Marketplace is presenting over $35,000 in donations to local food banks as part of its annual Check-Out Hunger fundraising campaign. From November through December 2022, Price Rite Marketplace associates throughout Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island collected donations at checkout to help food banks fight hunger in their communities. The supermarket brand has raised over $2 million for the Check-Out Hunger initiative since 2002.
Price Rite Marketplace of Fall River was the top fundraising store, raising more than $5,000 for The Greater Boston Food Bank.
“We greatly appreciate the support and generosity of our customers and associates, whose contributions make a difference in the communities our stores serve. Many of our neighbors face the daunting challenge of food insecurity and these donations allow food banks to help individuals and families when they need it most,” said Kevin McDonnell, president of Price Rite Marketplace.
Food banks receiving funds from the campaign include:
Connecticut: Connecticut Food Bank and Foodshare
Maryland: Capital Area Food Bank and Maryland Food Bank
Massachusetts: Food Bank of Western Massachusetts, The Greater Boston Food Bank and Worcester County Food Bank
New Hampshire: New Hampshire Food Bank
New Jersey: Community FoodBank of New Jersey and Food Bank of South Jersey
New York: FeedMore WNY, Food Bank of Central New York, Foodlink and Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York
Pennsylvania: Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, Helping Harvest, Philabundance, Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley, Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania and Weinberg Northeast Regional Food Bank
Rhode Island: Rhode Island Community Food Bank.
Price Rite Marketplace is committed to helping families in the communities it serves have access to fresh food. In addition to the Check-Out-Hunger campaign, the supermarket has a partnership with Feed the Children and contributes approximately $500,000 to local food banks and food pantries each year.
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.