New Britain, CT (August 17, 2023)
– Price Rite Marketplace teamed up with anti-hunger organization Feed the Children, the Boys & Girls Club of New Britain and Keurig Dr. Pepper to distribute food and essentials to 400 local families on Wednesday, August 16. The event is part of Price Rite Marketplace’s 2023 Feeding Minds & Bodies
Campaign in partnership with Feed the Children, which helps support food-insecure families in communities where Price Rite Marketplace stores operate.
Each family, pre-identified by the Boys & Girls Club of New Britain, received boxes of food, personal care items, children’s books, backpacks filled with school supplies, bottled water, Price Rite Marketplace gift cards and other assorted items provided by Feed the Children and Price Rite Marketplace.
Price Rite Marketplace and Feed the Children representatives were joined by Rick Lopes, senator, State of Connecticut; Gary Turco, representative, State of Connecticut; Erin Stewart, mayor, City of New Britain; James Jones, executive director, Boys & Girls Club of New Britain; Kevin McDonnell, president, Price Rite Marketplace; and Joe Allegro, senior director of Corporate Partnerships, Feed the Children.
“Price Rite Marketplace is committed to helping families in the communities it serves have access to fresh food,” said Kevin McDonnell, president of Price Rite Marketplace. “Our Feeding Minds & Bodies campaign is one of the many ways we serve our neighbors and we are grateful to work with Feed the Children and the Boys & Girls Club to provide critical resources to children and families in need in nine
Fighting hunger is at the heart of Price Rite Marketplace’s charitable giving and paired with Feed the Children’s vision to create a world where no child goes to bed hungry, the two created an initiative called Feeding Minds & Bodies
, which is designed to bring attention to and fight the issue of childhood hunger. This year, Price Rite Marketplace and Feed the Children are partnering with the Boys & Girls Club of America to provide food, personal care items, school supplies and gift cards to families. With one in six U.S. children living in a food insecure household, hunger remains a serious issue in many communities, especially during summer months and the back-to-school season.
“Hunger not only affects children’s health, but also their performance in school,” said Travis Arnold, president and CEO of Feed the Children. “To properly address childhood hunger and all the issues it causes, people need to work together, and that’s what we aim to do with the Feeding Minds & Bodies campaign. Partners like Price Rite, Keurig Dr. Pepper and the Boys & Girls Club of New Britain are vital to our mission as we serve vulnerable communities.”
Since partnering with Feed the Children, Price Rite Marketplace has contributed nearly three million pounds of food, totaling more than $10 million in gift-in-kind donations, helping more than 165,000 people in 49 cities.
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
About Feed the Children
At Feed the Children, we feed hungry kids. We envision a world where no child goes to bed hungry. In the U.S. and internationally, we are dedicated to helping families and communities achieve stable lives and to reducing the need for help tomorrow, while providing food and resources to help them today. We distribute product donations from corporate donors to local community partners, we provide support for teachers and students, and we mobilize resources quickly to aid recovery efforts when natural disasters strike. Internationally, we manage child-focused community development programs in eight countries. We welcome partnerships because we know our work would not be possible without collaborative relationships.
To learn more, please visit feedthechildren.org