University of Connecticut and ShopRite Team Up to Fight Hunger

February 16, 2017


East Hartford, CT (Feb.15, 2017) – ShopRite and the University of Connecticut will team up for a great cause when the Huskies host Temple University on Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 7:00 p.m. All fans who donate a non-perishable food item near the entrances to the XL Center will be entered to win an autographed, Geno Auriemma basketball and four tickets to a future game. Food donations will benefit Hands On Hartford—a Foodshare partner serving our hungry neighbors here in Greater Hartford.

 ShopRite has a longstanding tradition of helping local families through its ShopRite Partners In Caring program. Forty-two million Americans—including nearly 13 million children—struggle to put food on the table. In response, ShopRite Partners In Caring, a community-based, hunger-fighting charity, helps raise awareness and inspire action within local communities. Since its inception in 1999, ShopRite Partners In Caring has donated $43 million to local food banks that support more than 2,100 charities in providing food assistance throughout the Northeast.
 
For tickets to the game, go to UConnTicktes.com or call 1-877-AT-UCONN. To learn more about ShopRite and Foodshare, please visit www.shoprite.com and www.foodshare.org.
 
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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 nearly $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 $43 million to more than 2,100 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.
 
About Foodshare
 
Foodshare is Greater Hartford’s regional food bank, working to nourish our neighbors every, single day by increasing access to healthy food. In addition to providing 11.5 million meals worth of food through 300 local programs each year, Foodshare is building collaborative partnerships across the region and advocating on behalf of those we serve, to help stabilize lives with one goal in mind—building a stronger and healthier Greater Hartford for us all. Join the movement today by visiting www.foodshare.org. 


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