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Price Rite Marketplace Supporting Area Food Banks

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As part of its annual Check-Out Hunger fundraising campaign, Price Rite Marketplace is presenting more than $47,000 in donations to local food banks.

From last November through January, Price Rite Marketplace associates throughout Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island collected donations at checkout to help food banks. The supermarket brand has raised more than $2 million for the Check-Out Hunger initiative since 2002.

Price Rite Marketplace in Fall River was the top fundraising store, collecting more than $5,000 for The Greater Boston Food Bank.

“We greatly appreciate the support and generosity of our customers and associates, whose contributions make a difference in the communities our stores serve,” said Kevin McDonnell, company president. “Many of our neighbors face the daunting challenge of food insecurity and these donations allow food banks to help individuals and families when they need it most.”

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Food banks receiving funds from the campaign include: 

  • Connecticut: Connecticut Food Bank and Foodshare
  • Maryland: Capital Area Food Bank and Maryland Food Bank
  • Massachusetts: Food Bank of Western Massachusetts, The Greater Boston Food Bank and Worcester County Food Bank
  • New Hampshire: New Hampshire Food Bank
  • New Jersey: Community FoodBank of New Jersey and Food Bank of South Jersey
  • New York: FeedMore WNY, Food Bank of Central New York, Foodlink and Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York
  • Pennsylvania: Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, Helping Harvest, Philabundance, Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley, Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania and Weinberg Northeast Regional Food Bank
  • Rhode Island: Rhode Island Community Food Bank

In addition, Price Rite Marketplace has a partnership with Feed the Children and contributes about $500,000 each year to local food banks and pantries. 

About Price Rite Marketplace

Price Rite Marketplace is a trademark of Wakefern Food Corp., a retailer-owned cooperative based in Keasbey, New Jersey, and the largest supermarket cooperative in the U.S. 

Opening its first store in 1995 under the name Price Rite Supermarkets, the company today operates 49 grocery stores in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island. 

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  • We are so grateful! We are now Connecticut Foodshare and have merged the former Foodshare and former Connecticut Food Bank so we can better serve the people of Connecticut. Thank you for your support!

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