Price Rite, Snyder’s Lance, and Feed the Children Take a Stand Against Hunger
WOODBRIDGE, VA., May 15, 2015 –
Groups Help Feed 800 Military Families
Price Rite and Snyder’s Lance join Feed the Children and Operation Homefront to lend a hand to Woodbridge-area military families on Thursday, May 21, at 10 AM. At the event, a total of 800 families will receive food and essentials filling two Feed the Children trailers at the Price Rite of Woodbridge located at Opitz Crossing (2042 Daniel Stuart Square). Additional local community partners will be on hand to help address families’ long term needs by providing information and resources for a brighter future.
At Thursday’s event, pre-identified families will each receive a 25-pound box of food and a 10-pound box of much-needed essentials like shampoo, conditioner, lotion, and personal care items. Families will also receive an additional food donation from Price Rite which will include: lettuce, celery, carrots, canned spaghetti, meatballs, chicken noodle soup, corn flakes, and canned corn. Volunteers from Price Rite and Operation Homefront will be on site to help distribute these items to military families.
“Low- to mid-rank military families often struggle because of the high cost of living in this region,” said Rosanne Coleman, Operation Homefront Mid-Atlantic Program Director. “Operation Homefront receives requests for food assistance from military families regularly and this partnership allows us to serve military families and demonstrate that the community supports them as well. Thanks to this partnership between Operation Homefront, Feed the Children, and Price Rite, we will serve 800 military families with the greatest need in the region.”
The event is one of many that Feed the Children has planned across the country. Instead of worrying about having enough to eat, thousands of kids can just be kids this year. In Prince William County alone, nearly 7 percent of families live below the poverty line.
Often, these children are unsure where they will find their next meal.
“We at Price Rite are privileged to partner with Feed the Children and Operation Homefront and participate in this important event, helping to provide meals to the children and families in need in our community,” said Jim Dorey, Executive Vice President for Price Rite.
“We are a food company and at Price Rite, the focus of our charitable giving has always been helping to feed the hungry in the communities served by our stores. Through partnerships with local food banks and pantries, and events such as this, we are working to alleviate the effects of hunger in underserved areas. Our business is focused on helping our customers feed their families for less and it is an honor to help the families of the women and men that our serving our country.”
“We believe in a world where no child goes to bed hungry—a world in which kids grow up wide-eyed, curious, playful, eager to learn, strong, joyful, and full of dreams,” said Kevin Hagan, Feed the Children President and CEO. “Today Price Rite and Operation Homefront are doing so much more than giving food and essentials. They are helping kids be kids.”
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About Feed the Children
Feed the Children is one of the world’s leading anti-hunger organizations, dedicated to creating a world where no child goes to bed hungry. Since 1979, Feed the Children has grown into one of the largest United States-based charities, accredited by GuideStar Exchange and the BBB Wise Giving Alliance, with a 3-star rating from Charity Navigator. By banding together with partners, donors, and communities to defeat hunger, Feed the Children distributed over $344 million in food, essentials, educational supplies, and medicine to over 10 million individuals in the United States and 18 other countries in fiscal year 2013. Visit www.feedthechildren.org
for more information.
About Price Rite
Price Rite is an American Company that operates 57 stores in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Maryland, and Virginia. Price Rite stores offer customers an expanded produce department and quality food products at savings up to 50 percent less than traditional supermarkets. The typical Price Rite store is about 35,000 to 40,000 square feet in size and employs anywhere from 75 to 150 team members. For more information, please visit www.priceritesupermarkets.com.
About Operation Homefront
A national nonprofit, Operation Homefront leads more than 2,500 volunteers with nationwide presence who provide emergency and other financial assistance to the families of service members and wounded warriors. Operation Homefront has provided assistance to thousands of military families since its inception in 2002. Recognized for superior performance by leading independent charity watchdog groups, nationally, 93 percent of total donations to Operation Homefront goes directly to programs that provide support to our military families. For more information, go to www.OperationHomefront.net
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