Additional Stores Now Offering Free Fruit for Kids to Snack on While Shopping
ShopRite announced today that it is expanding its Free Fruit For Kids
program to 54 additional stores, bringing the grand total of stores now offering the program to over 125 locations in the supermarket’s six-state trading area, which includes New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Delaware and Maryland.
The popular program, which first launched as a pilot in December 2016, is one of several initiatives offered by ShopRite that is designed to encourage a lifetime of healthy eating habits for children.
“We believe it’s never too early to begin teaching kids about the importance of good nutrition,” says Natalie Menza-Crowe, MS, RD, Director of Health and Wellness at ShopRite. “We’re grateful to have the opportunity to provide free fruit to kids as a way to encourage better-for-you snacking. Plus, by offering free classes, store tours, and other programs for kids, we’re able to help children learn lifelong lessons about healthy eating and basic cooking skills.”
As part of the Free Fruit For Kids program, kids 12 and under receive a free banana, clementine or other seasonal fruit while shopping with a parent or guardian.
The newest store locations offering the Free Fruit For Kids program, listed by state and county, are:
: in Hartford County:
ShopRite of East Hartford, ShopRite of Manchester, ShopRite of Southington; in New Haven County:
ShopRite of Wallingford.
: in New Castle County:
ShopRite of Brandywine and ShopRite of Four Seasons in Newark.
: in Bergen County:
ShopRite of Emerson, ShopRite of Englewood, ShopRite of Fair Lawn, ShopRite of Hackensack, ShopRite of Hillsdale, ShopRite of Lodi, ShopRite of Lyndhurst, ShopRite of New Milford, ShopRite of Northvale, ShopRite of Palisades Park, ShopRite of Paramus, ShopRite of Ramsey, ShopRite of Rochelle Park, ShopRite of Wallington; in Burlington County:
ShopRite of Ark Road in Mt. Laurel, ShopRite of Burlington, ShopRite of Cinnaminson, ShopRite of Delran, ShopRite of Hainesport, ShopRite of Medford; in Camden County:
ShopRite of Lawnside; in Cumberland County
: ShopRite of Delsea in Vineland; in Essex County:
ShopRite of Nutley, ShopRite of West Caldwell; in Gloucester County
: ShopRite of Gibbstown, ShopRite of Sewell; in Hudson County:
ShopRite of Bayonne, ShopRite of Hoboken, ShopRite of Metro Plaza in Jersey City, ShopRite of North Bergen; in Morris County
: ShopRite of Parsippany, ShopRite of Rockaway, ShopRite of Wharton; in Passaic County
: ShopRite of Belleville, ShopRite of Wayne, ShopRite of West Milford.
: in Richmond County:
ShopRite of Hyland Blvd., ShopRite of Forest & Richmond, ShopRite of Veterans Road; in Rockland County:
ShopRite of Garnerville, ShopRite of New City, ShopRite of Pearl River, ShopRite of Stony Point, ShopRite of Tallman in Suffern, ShopRite of West Nyack; in Suffolk County:
ShopRite of Hauppauge, ShopRite of Selden.
The above stores join dozens of other ShopRite stores already participating in the free fruit giveaway. Those stores, listed by state and county, include:
In CT: in Hartford County: ShopRite of Canton.
: in Atlantic County
: ShopRite of Galloway, ShopRite of English Creek, ShopRite of Somers Point, ShopRite of Absecon, ShopRite of Hammonton; in Burlington County:
ShopRite of Marlton, ShopRite of Union Mill Road, ShopRite of Mt. Laurel; in Camden County
: ShopRite of Evesham Road, Garden State Pavilion; in Cape May County
: ShopRite of Marmora, ShopRite of Rio Grande; in Cumberland County
: ShopRite of Landis; in Essex County
: ShopRite of East Orange, ShopRite of Livingston, ShopRite of Essex Green, ShopRite of Millburn; in Hunterdon County
, ShopRite of Flemington, ShopRite of Clinton; in Middlesex County
: ShopRite of Old Bridge, ShopRite of Spotswood; in Morris County
: ShopRite of Greater Morristown, ShopRite of Chester, ShopRite of Chatham, ShopRite of Stirling; in Somerset County
: ShopRite of Hillsborough, ShopRite of Somerset, ShopRite of Bernardsville, ShopRite of Watchung; in Sussex County
: ShopRite of Montague; in Union County
: ShopRite of Clark, ShopRite of Garwood, ShopRite of Elizabeth, ShopRite of Union, ShopRite of Springfield; in Warren County
; ShopRite of Greenwich, ShopRite of Washington.
: in Baltimore County
: ShopRite of Timonium; in Montgomery County
: ShopRite of White Oak.
: in Albany County
: ShopRite of Albany, ShopRite of Colonie and ShopRite of Slingerlands; in Columbia County:
ShopRite of Hudson;
in Dutchess County
: ShopRite of Fishkill, ShopRite of Lagrangeville and ShopRite of Poughkeepsie; in Orange County
: ShopRite of Chester Plaza, ShopRite of Dolson Ave. and ShopRite of Wallkill in Middletown, ShopRite of Monroe, ShopRite of Montgomery, ShopRite of Newburgh, ShopRite of Vails Gate, and ShopRite of Warwick; in Putnam County
: ShopRite of Carmel; in Rensselaer County
: ShopRite of North Greenbush; in Schenectady County
: ShopRite of Niskayuna; in Sullivan County
: ShopRite of Liberty, ShopRite of Monticello; in Ulster County
: ShopRite of Ellenville, ShopRite of Kingston, and ShopRite of New Paltz; in Westchester County
: ShopRite of Bedford, ShopRite of Peekskill in Cortlandt, ShopRite of Croton, ShopRite of New Rochelle, ShopRite of Scarsdale, ShopRite of Thornwood, ShopRite of Greenway Plaza and ShopRite of Tuckahoe Rd. in Yonkers, and ShopRite of White Plains.
: in Bucks County
: ShopRite of Yardley; in Monroe County
: ShopRite of Stroudsburg; in Northampton County
: ShopRite of Bethlehem.
Select ShopRite locations also offer additional free or low-cost kid-friendly programs for children such as its “Student Shopper Program
,” which consists of tours run by the supermarket’s in-store Registered Dietitian; “Hands on Healthy Kids,
” a free, ongoing six-part workshop that teaches children about nutrition and healthy eating through interactive in-store programming; Cooking and Culinary Workshop Classes*
, which offers age-appropriate monthly cooking classes and culinary workshops taught in collaboration with professional chefs and ShopRite Registered Dietitians. (*Nominal fee may apply.)
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 270 ShopRite supermarkets located throughout New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Delaware and Maryland, ShopRite serves more than six million customers each week. Through its ShopRite Partners In Caring program, ShopRite is dedicated to fighting hunger in the communities it serves. Since the program began in 1999, ShopRite Partners In Caring has donated $43 million to food banks that support more than 2,100 worthy charities. As a title sponsor of the ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer, ShopRite has donated $30 million to local organizations, hospitals and community groups. For more information, please visit www.shoprite.com