Keasby, New Jersey-based Price Rite Marketplace has extended its Feeding Minds & Bodies initiative in partnership with Feed the Children for the eighth year.
This initiative, benefiting an estimated 22,000 individuals through eight community events, will not only supply families with fresh food and personal care essentials but also provide the educational tools children need. Since the two organizations began working together in 2015, they have helped provide fresh fruits, vegetables, groceries and other essentials to 40,000 families throughout Price Rite Marketplace’s footprint.
Fighting hunger is at the heart of Price Rite Marketplace’s charitable giving and, paired with Feed the Children’s vision to create a world where no child goes to bed hungry, the two created an initiative called Feeding Minds & Bodies, which is designed to help bring attention to and fight the serious issue of childhood hunger.
Price Rite Marketplace and Feed the Children help families by providing food, personal care items and school supplies throughout the year. With one in six U.S. children living in a food insecure household, hunger remains a serious issue in many communities, especially during summer months.
“At Price Rite, we take great pride in our Feeding Minds & Bodies program,” said Kevin McDonnell, SVP of Price Rite Marketplace. “Thanks to partners like Feed the Children, we are able to provide critical fresh food and essentials to families in eight cities this season, helping give back to and care for the communities in which our stores operate.”
At each community engagement event, 800 pre-identified families will receive a 25-pound box of food (enough to supplement meals for a family of four for one week); a 15-pound box of much-needed essentials, such as shampoo, conditioner, lotion and personal-care items; and additional shelf-stable items provided by Price Rite Marketplace.
“The Price Rite Marketplace partnership means so very much to Feed the Children, and more importantly, to the families we serve,” said Travis Arnold, president and CEO, Feed the Children. “Those living paycheck-to-paycheck often do not have a safety net. Our partners are a critical part of providing compassionate support to those who are facing tough decisions about how to care for their families.”
Cities hosting Feeding Minds & Bodies events include: Chelsea, Massachusetts; Hyattsville, Maryland; Utica, New York; Providence, Rhode Island; New Britain, Connecticut; Rochester, New York; Torrington, Connecticut; and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Fighting hunger in local communities is at the heart of Price Rite Marketplace’s charitable giving. Since partnering with Feed the Children, Price Rite Marketplace has contributed nearly three million pounds of food, totaling more than $10 million in gift-in-kind donations, helping more than 165,000 people in 49 cities.
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