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Burns’ Family Supermarkets Raise $10K For Alex’s Lemonade Stand

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Burns’ Family Neighborhood Markets presents check for $10,000 to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. From left (front row): Carly Spross, director of marketing, Burns’ Markets; Dawn Goldstein, store director, The Fresh Grocer of Grays Ferry; Sarah McIntosh, partnership coordinator, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation; Grant McLoughlin, EVP, Paul Kourtis, director of HBC/GM, and Don Hathaway, director of perishables, Burns’ Markets; (back row) Walt Suenderhaft, store director, The Fresh Grocer of 56th & Chestnut; Harold Berry, director of loss prevention, Burns’ Markets; Ed Wescott, assistant manager, The Fresh Grocer of Grays Ferry; Brian Towell, HR director, Burns’ Markets; Tom Hepp, store director, The Fresh Grocer of Progress Plaza; Joe Dougherty, store director, ShopRite of Drexeline; and Joe Hubmaster, assistant manager, The Fresh Grocer of Grays Ferry.

Members of the leadership team from Burns’ Family Neighborhood Markets in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, met at The Fresh Grocer in the Grays Ferry section of Philadelphia to present Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation with a check for $10,000. The funds were raised in just three days across the organization’s first annual company-wide lemonade stand campaign, with the majority of the proceeds collected at the Grays Ferry supermarket location.

From June 7-9, nine local Fresh Grocer and ShopRite supermarkets, owned and operated by the Burns family, hosted in-store fundraisers benefitting Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. Customers were given opportunities to contribute at in-store lemonade stands or at checkout. Vendor support was provided by Turkey Hill Dairy who stocked the stands with lemonade free of charge. In just three days, the stores collectively raised $10,000 through customer and corporate donations.

“We’re thrilled at the success of the fundraiser and very proud of our team’s accomplishment,” said Patrick J. Burns, president and CEO of Burns’ Family Neighborhood Markets. “We are honored to be able to help Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation in their mission to support families and find cures for childhood cancer.”

Burns’ supermarkets plan to host similar campaigns benefiting Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation on an annual basis.

A member of the Wakefern Food Corp., a retailer-owned cooperative, Patrick J. Burns currently operates seven Fresh Grocer supermarkets and two ShopRite supermarkets in the Greater Philadelphia area. Burns’ Family Neighborhood Markets specializes in providing quality perishables in urban and suburban environments and is committed to understanding the needs, tastes and traditions of the communities in which the stores are located and makes it a priority to offer an assortment of products and services to meet those various needs. Burns’ Family Neighborhood Markets is also committed to improving food access and to promoting the health and wellness of its customers, associates and communities.

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