Wakefern Food Corp. Donates Personal Hygiene Kits to Assist in Alabama Disaster Relief Efforts

Keasbey, NJ – May 13, 2010 – Wakefern Food Corp. announced today that on behalf of its ShopRite and PriceRite stores, it will donate 1,000 personal hygiene kits to those affected by the recent tornados in Alabama. With a value of nearly $20,000, these kits will provide personal care essentials such as shampoo, soap, toothpaste and toothbrushes to displaced Americans suffering in the nation’s South. Wakefern associate volunteers gathered Monday evening to assemble the 1,000 kits which will be loaded onto a ShopRite trailer headed to the West Alabama Food Bank for distribution to those affected by the disaster.

“The core of our business philosophy – families serving families – is reinforced at a time like this, when we proudly stretch out our hands to assist our fellow Americans in need,” stated Joseph Colalillo, chairman and CEO for Wakefern Food Corp. “It is our hope that this donation helps in some small way to alleviate the suffering of those left in the wake of this disaster.