Groups Help Feed 800 Families
SYRACUSE, N.Y., June 24, 2015 –
Price Rite and ConAgra join Feed the Children and Syracuse Northeast Community Center to lend a hand to Syracuse-areafamilies on Wednesday, June 24th
, 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 Syracuse (1625 Erie Blvd.).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 Wednesday’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, canned corn, and water. Volunteers from Price Rite, ConAgra, and Syracuse Northeast Community Center will be on-site to help distribute these items to families. Additionally, Huntington Family Centers, Westcott Community Center, Catholic Charities Hawley Youth Organization, the Spanish Action League (La Liga), and Peace Inc. will also be onsite to help at the event.
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. InSyracuse alone, nearly 35 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 Syracuse Northeast Community Center 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 these families.”
“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 Travis Arnold, Feed the Children Interim CEO/President and COO. “Our friends at Price Rite, ConAgra, and Syracuse Northeast Community Center aren’t just providing food and essentials today. They’re providing the skills to be successful and move forward out of poverty. They’re helping kids be kids.”
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.
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