Keasbey, NJ (May 12, 2009) – The ShopRite of Staten Island announced today that it will present a check for $1,500 to the Food Bank For New York City in support of their continued commitment to feed the hungry through the ShopRite Partners In Caring program, a year-round, community-based, hunger-fighting initiative.
Last November, the ShopRite of Hylan Boulevard was named one of the top 30 winning stores in the eighth annual ShopRite Partners In Caring Cheerios Box Competition, a program designed to raise awareness and funds to fight hunger in local communities. As a winner, the ShopRite of Staten Island received $1,500 from ShopRite Partners In Caring to be donated to a charitable agency of their choice. The store team selected the Food Bank For New York City.
“I am proud and grateful to have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of those that go hungry in our community,” stated Kevin Mannix, owner and operator of the ShopRite of Staten Island. “This donation could not be possible without the hard work and dedication from the store associates and the generosity of our loyal customers.”
Mr. Mannix will be on hand to deliver the check to Patrick Mooney, director of Philanthropy at the Food Bank For New York City, at a presentation that will take place at the ShopRite of Hylan Boulevard at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 13.
The $1,500 donation is in addition to the $20,000 already donated to the Food Bank for New York City by Mr. Mannix’s two Staten Island stores, the ShopRite on Richmond Avenue and the ShopRite on Hylan Boulevard.
The ShopRite of Hylan Boulevard is located at: 2424 Hylan Boulevard; Staten Island, NY and its hours of operation are Monday- Sunday; open 24 hours.