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ShopRite Launches Campaign To Thank Essential Workers


Last updated on June 14th, 2024 at 10:36 am

Keasbey, New Jersey-based ShopRite launched a campaign to thank healthcare workers, first responders and supermarket associates everywhere who are serving communities through the COVID-19 crisis. The campaign, called Essential Thanks, gives everyone an opportunity to show their gratitude by posting a thank you note to COVID-19 frontline workers.

For each message of thanks people post through ShopRite’s newly created EssentialThanks.com website, ShopRite will donate one dollar to regional food banks for COVID-19 relief efforts.

Thank you notes can be uploaded directly to  EssentialThanks.com or by tagging #EssentialThanks on Instagram and Twitter. ShopRite is asking people to thank truck drivers, grocery store associates, warehouse workers, healthcare providers, first responders and other essential workers on the front lines during this national emergency.

All thank you messages should be posted between by June 30.  Wakefern Food Corp., the retailer-owned cooperative that includes supermarket banner brands ShopRite, Price Rite Marketplace, The Fresh Grocer and Dearborn Market, will donate $1 for each message delivered during that time frame, up to a maximum donation of $500,000. The money will go to food banks in Wakefern’s trading area.

Wakefern, through its ShopRite Partners In Caring Fund, has already donated $1 million to regional food banks to help meet the dramatic increase in demand for food and essentials during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 “The COVID-19 pandemic has put the spotlight on what it takes to keep our communities safe and healthy every day and in times of crisis,” said Joe Colalillo, chairman and CEO of Wakefern Food Corp. “We ask you to join us in thanking our store teams, warehouse workers, truck drivers, healthcare and all frontline workers for the incredible job they are doing each day by going to work to support and serve their communities.”


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    We appreciate each and every one of you!

  • Thank you just doesn’t say enough. You essential workers are truly HEROS

  • Thank you👋
    Words can never express my gratitude for each one of your sacrifices of being front line workers
    From the medical field, retailers, post offices ,sanitizers what ever part you play in these most trying
    Time, I just want to say THANK YOU 🙏🏽 May God Bless you and and family’s is my daily prayer ❤️🙏🏽

  • Thank you to Karen Rooney in your Garnerville NY store for all she does for her customers. She is always there and goes out of her way to help all of your customers. Stay safe. Keep doing what you always do.

  • Thank you to all our Shop Rite workers in Oakland, NJ! We have been with you for years and we will be for many more. We sincerely thank you for everything you are doing during these difficult times. The last time I shopped I felt comfortable seeing all the precautions that you and the management are taking. We hope you and your families will continue to stay healthy.

  • Thank You!!! Thank You!!! Thank You!!! Thank you to all the “front line crew” who are making it possible for me to go to the grocery store and get groceries.

    A Navy Salute to all the health care workers–in every capacity–who are putting duty above safety!

  • Thank you for doing wonderful job and your courage. May God give you health and strength to continue your hard work. God bless

  • thanks to all westchester shoprite employees for going above and beyond during this stressful time

  • A sincere “Thank You” to all involved in making this crazy world work better.

  • I have been shopping at the Shoprite of North Brunswick NJ for the last 11 yrs, and I love it, the store is always clean and are loaded with good products..of course now that we are in this crisis, all the employees of the store have really stepped up and have shown us that they still care for all of the customers, and I as a customer do care about the employees, I thank them all so very much for putting themselves on the front line in order to serve us..Hats off to all of you, and remember, This Too Shall Pass

  • A special thank you to all the local Shoprite store employees, truckers, etc in MD. Working long hours, dealing with sometimes unappreciative customers and placing yourselves and families at risk. You are our unsung heros. Thank you so much ❤️

  • Thank you to all the workers at Shop rite. You all have been sacrificing your own health to help everyone else have their essentials to remain healthy and comfortable. So this comes with great appreciation to all of those working.
    So Thank You
    Carol from College Point

  • Anthony BENCIVENGO thank you for helping my mom on mother’s day.

  • Thank you for all you do! It is appreciated as we all work together during this crisis!

  • Just a small way to give a BIG thank you to all workers who have worked tirelessly through all this!

  • Thank you so much for working during this quarantine and staying so friendly and helpful! We have been using the pick up at the store feature. It has been wonderful and the staff exceptional.
    Keeping all the workers in our prayers. Thank you again.

  • Thanks for all of your hard work and dedication to making our shopping experience safe and as easy as always!

  • Thank you to the essential and valued workers keeping our ShopRites stocked and running. For all those working to keep us going I proffer a huge and heartfelt thank you. I know you didn’t sign up to be the essential which is why I give you huge props.

  • Thanks is an inadequate word to express everyone’s gratitude for all the work being performed by our essential workers. That appreciation is deserved by every worker be it a medical researcher, medical personnel, farm worker, factory/processing plant worker, transportation worker, supermarket worker or janitorial personnel to name only a few of many. Without them we would be truly lost.

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