Camden, NJ (December 22, 2014)
– Former pro football player Jeremiah Trotter has partnered with Price Rite to help spread holiday cheer this year with a donation of 500 toys for local Camden children. The storied Philadelphia linebacker, alongside representatives from Campbell Soup Company and the city of Camden’s Teddy’s Toys for Camden Kids program, helped to hand out toys to the first 500 customers to attend the donation event today at the Price Rite of Camden (2881 Mt. Ephraim Avenue).
Camden Mayor Dana L. Redd, Congressman Donald Norcross and Santa Claus were also on hand to wish residents a happy holiday.
“It’s so wonderful to know that the holiday spirit is alive and well," Mayor Redd said. "The generosity being displayed by Jeremiah Trotter, Price Rite, Campbell Soup Company, and of course Ravitz Family Markets is remarkable. As Mayor, I am truly thankful whenever an individual or organization goes above and beyond to assist our residents.”
“The looks of wonder of the kids faces today are all we need to get us in the holiday spirit,” said Jason Ravitz, vice president of retail operations for Ravitz Family Markets, which owns and operates the Price Rite of Camden. “Today’s event was our small way of giving back to our new neighbors who have given us such a warm welcome since opening our store earlier this year.”
PriceRite operates 57 stores in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Maryland, Virginia and New Jersey. PriceRite stores offer customers an expanded produce department and quality food products at savings up to 50 percent less than traditional supermarkets. The typical PriceRite store is about 35,000 to 40,000 square feet in size and employs anywhere from 50 to 100 associates. The first PriceRite opened in West Springfield, MA in 1995. For more information, please visit www.priceritesupermarkets.com