SHOPRITE OF WARMINSTER DONATES $20K TO PHILABUNDANCE

April 11, 2014

ShopRite Check-Out Hunger campaign raises nearly $1 million in 2013 

According to Feeding America, more than forty-nine million Americans experienced food insecurity in 2012.  More than sixteen million of them were children…

WHAT: The ShopRite of Warminster will present a check in the amount of $20,000 to Philabundance, the Delaware Valley’s largest hunger relief organization, on Thursday, April 24th, at 11 AM. This outstanding donation was raised as a part of the annual Check-Out Hunger fundraising campaign.

Each year, ShopRite stores compete to raise funds for this worthy program and the donations benefit local food banks in ShopRite communities across CT, NY, NJ, PA, DE and Maryland. In a tireless effort to help feed the hungry, ShopRite associates in six states raised a record-breaking total of $950,000 in the 2013 annual contest, $19,500 of which was raised by ShopRite of Warminster alone. The ShopRite of Warminster is owned and operated by the Cowhey family.

“We are so proud of our associates for stepping up their efforts this year in the fight against hunger,” said Joe Cowhey, president of the ShopRite of Warminster. “We are also grateful to our generous customers not only for helping us to raise these much-needed funds but also for their commitment to raising awareness of this very serious issue in our community.”

One hundred percent of all funds raised through the Check-Out Hunger program are donated to local food banks. From October through December of last year, ShopRite shoppers added a $1, $3, or $5 donation to their bill at the checkout aisle, helping to raise funds for food banks in ShopRite’s trading areas across six states. Year after year, ShopRite associates step up their efforts at checkout lanes to ensure that Check-Out Hunger contributions continue to be a major source of funding for local food banks.

WHO: Joe Cowhey, president of ShopRite of Warminster and Marlo DelSordo, Director of Marketing & Communications for Philabundance

WHEN: Thursday, April 24th at 11 AM

WHERE: ShopRite of Warminster, 942 West Street Road, Warminster, PA 18974

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About ShopRite
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 250 ShopRite supermarkets located throughout New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Delaware and Maryland, ShopRite serves more than six million customers each week.  A long-time supporter of key community efforts, ShopRite is dedicated to fighting hunger in the communities it serves.  Through its ShopRite Partners In Caring program, ShopRite has donated $33 million to 1,700 worthy charities and food banks since the program began in 1999.  As a title sponsor of the LPGA’s ShopRite Classic, ShopRite has raised more than $27 million for local organizations, hospitals and community groups.  Progressive Grocer named ShopRite its 2011 Retailer of the Year and Supermarket News awarded ShopRite its 2011 Retail Excellence Award.  For more information, please visit www.ShopRite.com.
 

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