Keasbey, NJ (November 1, 2016)
– Price Rite Supermarkets, known for fresh quality products at everyday low prices, today announced the launch of its annual Check-Out Hunger fundraising campaign, which will benefit local food banks in communities served by Price Rite stores across the northeast.
Through December 31, 62 Price Rite stores throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Maryland and Virginia will collect donations at checkout in an effort to support the fight against hunger. Price Rite shoppers can add a $1, $3 or $5 donation to their bill, and 100 percent of the funds raised will be donated to local hunger-fighting charities and organizations. The supermarket chain contributes approximately $500,000 annually to local food banks and food pantries to benefit local families in need within the communities it serves.
“We are honored to continue our campaign for Check Out Hunger and raise funds to help those in need within the communities our stores serve,” said Neil Duffy, president of Price Rite. “Fighting hunger in the local community is at the heart of Price Rite’s charitable giving, and this campaign would not be a success without the drive from our store associates and the generosity of our customers, who make it possible to continue to support this worthy cause.”
Since 2002, Price Rite has raised over $1.2 million for the Check-Out Hunger initiative to benefit 22 Feeding America Food Banks in eight states. This includes in Connecticut
: Connecticut Food Bank and
Foodshare; in Maryland
: Capital Area Food Bank and Maryland Food Bank; in Massachusetts
: Food Bank of Western Massachusetts, The Greater Boston Food Bank and Worcester County Food Bank; in New Hampshire
: New Hampshire Food Bank; in New Jersey
: Community FoodBank of New Jersey and Food Bank of South Jersey; in New York
: Food Bank of Central New York, Food Bank of the Southern Tier, Food Bank of Western New York, Foodlink and Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York; in Pennsylvania
: Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, Greater Berks Food Bank, Philabundance, Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley, Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania and Weinberg Northeast Regional Food Bank; and in Rhode Island
: Rhode Island Community Food Bank.
For more information, please visit www.PriceRiteSupermarkets.com
About Price Rite
Price Rite operates 62 stores in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, 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 associates. The first Price Rite opened in West Springfield, MA in 1995. For more information, please visit www.priceritesupermarkets.com
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