Medford, NJ ( March 9, 2018)
– ShopRite customers may see some familiar faces on Cheerios boxes when they visit ShopRite stores in March. Pictures of 82 ShopRite associates will appear on the back of limited-edition Cheerios boxes for their work in helping raise $1.5 million to fight hunger.
ShopRite associates earned those spots after joining thousands of other ShopRite associates last September in a friendly competition sponsored by ShopRite and General Mills, the annual ShopRite Partners In Caring Cheerios Contest
. With this year’s contest theme,“The Power of One,”
serving as backdrop, ShopRite associates came together to collect donations at check-out and held events in stores to raise awareness and funds to fight hunger.
The ShopRite of Medford was this year's top fundraising store amongst 40 winning stores. The store selected Andrea Boyle of Medford Lakes, NJ, Kimberly Dean of Tabernacle, NJ, and Heather Lordi of Southampton, NJ to be featured on 150,000 special-edition Cheerios boxes.
Together, ShopRite associates helped raise a total of $1.5 million during the Cheerios contest to help feed the hungry. ShopRite and General Mills will recognize associates with a prized spot on a special-edition Cheerios box, and each of the 40 top winning stores chose two ShopRite associates to be featured on the iconic Cheerios box.
The customized cereal boxes, sold exclusively at ShopRite, will be unveiled at in-store celebrations during the month of March. Each winning store will also receive prize money ($3,000 for the top five stores, and $500 for the remaining winning stores) that will be donated to local food pantries chosen by the respective store teams.
“The ShopRite associates featured on this year’s Cheerios box are passionate about fighting hunger and helping people in need in the communities where our ShopRite stores operate. And our associates recognize that each one of them has the power to make a difference in someone’s life, no matter how small that individual contribution may seem,” said Christine Magyarits, spokesperson for ShopRite Partners In Caring. “Since 1999, $46 million has been donated to local food banks through the ShopRite Partners In Caring program. The Cheerios contest is one of our favorite annual events and highlights our ‘partners’ in the fight against hunger, including our dedicated ShopRite associates, our generous customers, and General Mills, a longtime vendor partner who shares our passion for helping those in need of food assistance."
Winning ShopRite stores include:
ShopRite of Enfield
ShopRite of Berlin, ShopRite of Burlington, ShopRite of Byram, ShopRite of Chews Landing, ShopRite of Clark, ShopRite of Chester, ShopRite of Glassboro, ShopRite of Greenwich Township, ShopRite of Lawnside, ShopRite of Medford, ShopRite of Montague, ShopRite of Newton, ShopRite of Sicklerville, ShopRite of Spotswood, ShopRite of Stirling, ShopRite of Succasunna, ShopRite of West Deptford, ShopRite of Williamstown
ShopRite of Bedford Hills, ShopRite of Fishkill, ShopRite of Forest & Richmond in Staten Island, ShopRite of Greenway in Yonkers, ShopRite of Hylan Boulevard in Staten Island, ShopRite of LaGrangeville, ShopRite of New Paltz, ShopRite New Rochelle, ShopRite of Poughkeepsie, ShopRite of Tuckahoe in Yonkers, ShopRite of Veterans Road in Staten Island, ShopRite of Warwick, ShopRite of White Plains
ShopRite of Bethlehem, ShopRite of Brodheadsville, ShopRite of Daleville in Covington Township, ShopRite of Hatfield, ShopRite of Mt. Pocono, ShopRite of Stroudsburg , ShopRite of West Chester, ShopRite of Yardley
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 -- all the states where our ShopRite stores operate. Since its inception in 1999, ShopRite Partners In Caring has donated $46 million to more than 2,200 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 General Mills
General Mills is one of the world's leading food companies, operating in more than 100 countries around the globe. Its brands include Cheerios, Yoplait, Totino’s, Häägen-Dazs, Nature Valley, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Fiber One, Green Giant, Old El Paso, Wanchai Ferry, Yoki and more. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., General Mills had fiscal 2015 worldwide sales of US $17.6 billion.