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ShopRite Raises Funds For Hunger Action Month

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ShopRite and its foundation, ShopRite Partners In Caring, held a fundraising campaign in September in recognition of National Hunger Action Month.

The effort is designed to raise awareness around the issue of food insecurity and inspire action within local communities throughout the entire year.

Approximately 200 ShopRite stores in Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland raised funds throughout September with a goal of raising $1.5 million to support local and regional food pantries and hunger-fighting organizations. Employees from the top fundraising ShopRite stores will get their photos on special edition Cheerios boxes in the spring.

To raise awareness about ShopRite’s hunger-fighting initiatives, many stores also marked the month by inviting community leaders and first responders to be celebrity guest baggers at checkout.

ShopRite customers also had the option to round up their change at checkout as a donation for Hunger Action Month. In addition, those who use self-checkout had the ability to make a donation on the self-checkout screen.

About ShopRite

ShopRite is the registered trademark of Wakefern Food Corp., a retailer-owned cooperative based in Keasbey, New Jersey, and the largest supermarket cooperative in the U.S. With hundreds of ShopRite supermarkets located throughout New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Delaware and Maryland, ShopRite serves millions of customers each week.

About ShopRite Partners In Caring

With nearly 34 million Americans suffering from food insecurity, ShopRite Partners In Caring is focused on helping end food insecurity in the communities where ShopRite stores operate. Since its inception in 1999, ShopRite Partners In Caring has raised approximately $62 million for local food banks and organizations that support more than 2,500 charities focused on helping fight hunger in the communities they serve.

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