As the flood waters receded, the people of Texas began the arduous task of rebuilding their homes and communities. It would not be easy. By the time Hurricane Harvey departed, the storm had caused billions of dollars of damage.
Once the roads had been cleared and the flooding had subsided, ShopRite and Wakefern Food Corp. stepped in to help. On Sept. 10, ShopRite sent a truck filled with food and supplies to Hurricane Harvey victims in Houston.
Wakefern Food Corp.'s Safety supervisor Mike Kelly, Operations supervisor Jeff Gross, Transportation associate Rafael Luciano and two ShopRite truck drivers – Fadi Haddad and Norman Orebek – helped prepare the trailer for its trip to the Houston Food Bank, where workers helped distribute supplies and bottled water to those in need.
As of last week, Wakefern was still awaiting word from local organizations on the best way to help victims of Hurricane Irma. Local authorities were still assessing the damage in Florida.
ShopRite is the registered trademark of Wakefern Food Corp., a retailer-owned cooperative based in Keasbey, NJ, and the largest supermarket cooperative in the United States. With more than 270 ShopRite supermarkets located throughout New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Delaware and Maryland, ShopRite serves more than six million customers each week. Through its ShopRite Partners In Caring program, ShopRite is dedicated to fighting hunger in the communities it serves. Since the program began in 1999, ShopRite Partners In Caring has donated $43 million to food banks that support more than 2,100 worthy charities. As a title sponsor of the ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer, ShopRite has donated $30 million to local organizations, hospitals and community groups. For more information, please visit www.shoprite.com
About Wakefern Food Corp.
From a small, local cooperative that began with eight grocery store owners, Wakefern Food Corp. has grown into the largest retailer-owned cooperative in the United States. Founded in 1946, the cooperative comprises 50 members who today independently own and operate 343 supermarkets under the ShopRite, The Fresh Grocer, Price Rite and Dearborn Market banners in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Virginia. Together with its member companies, Wakefern employs more than 70,000 people, and is one of the largest employers in New Jersey. For more information, please visit www.wakefern.com