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Big Y, Red Cross Partner For Ukraine Humanitarian Relief

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Springfield, Massachussetts-based Big Y World Class Markets is partnering with the American Red Cross to raise donations to provide humanitarian relief in response to the Ukraine crisis. 

Through March 30, Big Y customers and employees will have the opportunity to donate to the American Red Cross Relief Efforts at all Big Y World Class Markets throughout Massachusetts and Connecticut.

As fighting intensifies in Ukraine, the global Red Cross network is helping families impacted by conflict. The Ukrainian Red Cross, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and International Committee of the Red Cross are supporting this humanitarian crisis.

The grocer’s donation will support the global Red Cross movement response to provide humanitarian relief to people affected by the crisis in Ukraine. 

“Our hearts go out to the people of Ukraine and their families locally and abroad. We are a local and trusted community partner that can provide our customers and employees a means to show their support to the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Ukraine through our partnership with the American Red Cross,” said Charles L. D’Amour, president and CEO.

Big Y, its customers and employees have a tradition of supporting those in need through the American Red Cross. The 12-plus-year partnership has raised more than $1.6 million to support international and domestic disasters. 

Big Y Foods Inc. is one of the largest independently owned supermarket chains in New England. Big Y operates 84 locations throughout Massachusetts and Connecticut including 71 supermarkets, Table & Vine Fine Wines and Liquors and 13 Big Y Express gas and convenience locations with almost 12,000 employees.

Big Y has been recognized by Forbes as a Best-in-State Employer in Massachusetts and Connecticut for the past three years, as well as 2018 Employer of Choice by the Employers Association of the Northeast. Founded in 1936 by brothers Paul and Gerald D’Amour, the store was named after an intersection in Chicopee, Massachusetts where two roads converge to form a “Y.”

For more information, visit bigy.com.

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