Sixty Tons of Turkeys to arrive at local food banks in time for Thanksgiving
Keasbey, NJ (November 21, 2014)
– Fighting hunger in the community is at the very heart of ShopRite’s charitable giving. Since 1999, ShopRite Partners In Caring, a year round hunger-fighting initiative, has donated more than 800,000 pounds of frozen turkeys to food banks in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Delaware, Pennsylvania and Maryland. This year’s record donation of 60 tons of turkeys
has already been loaded on ShopRite trucks and is on its way to local food banks.
“Hunger is a year round problem for many of our neighbors in the communities we serve. Helping families enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving dinner is something that we at ShopRite are truly thankful for,” said Christine Magyarits, spokeswoman for ShopRite Partners In Caring. “With the help of our partners at the food banks, we are able to touch so many lives each year and it is our hope that these turkeys make the holidays a little brighter for our neighbors in need.”
Food banks receiving turkey donations from ShopRite Partners In Caring include: Community Food Bank of New Jersey in Hillside, NJ; Mercer Street Friends in Ewing, NJ; NORWESCAP in Phillipsburg, NJ; Food Bank of Monmouth & Ocean Counties in Neptune, NJ; Community Food Bank (Southern Branch) in Egg Harbor, NJ; Food Bank of South Jersey in Pennsauken, NJ; Foodshare in Bloomfield, CT; Connecticut Food Bank in East Haven, CT; Food Bank of Hudson Valley in Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY; Long Island Cares in Hauppauge, NY; Food Bank for Westchester in Millwood, NY; Food Bank for NYC in Bronx, NY; Food Bank of Northeastern NY in Latham, NY; Philabundance in Philadelphia, PA; Second Harvest Food Bank of Lehigh Valley in Allentown, PA; H&J Weinberg NEPA in Wilkes Barre, PA, Maryland Food Bank in Baltimore, MD, and the Food Bank of Delaware in Newark, DE.
About ShopRite Partners In Caring
ShopRite Partners In Caring is a year-round, community-based, hunger-fighting initiative that works with more than 50 food industry manufacturers to provide $3 million annually to qualified charitable agencies in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland and Pennsylvania. Since its inception in 1999, ShopRite Partners In Caring has donated more than $33 million to more than 1,700 charities. ShopRite Partners In Caring supports emergency food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, child care centers, battered women's shelters, senior citizen programs, drug rehab centers, programs for the mentally and physically disabled, after-school programs and other organizations that aid those in need. The ShopRite Partners In Caring Fund was established in 2002 as a component fund of the Community Foundation of New Jersey to accept private donations that help fund its charitable endeavors. For more information or to learn how you can help, please visit www.shopritepartnersincaring.org