Schenectady, NY, 2014-2-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Price Chopper’s 2013 “Check Out Hunger” campaign raised more than $35,000 and 76,000 pounds of food for 15 local food banks and their affiliated kitchens and pantries in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania and Vermont.
“We’re committed to helping people feed and care for themselves and their families throughout the year,” said Mona Golub, vice president of public relations and marketing services. “Our “Check Out Hunger” campaign helps to raise funds, food and awareness that hunger is a year-round issue for so many in our communities. Because this winter has been particularly harsh across New York and New England, we appreciate and acknowledge our Price Chopper teammates and customers who continue to generously answer the call to contribute and help their community and neighbors.”
Throughout November and December, “Check Out Hunger” gave shoppers the opportunity to add a small monetary donation to their bill (bringing the total to the next whole dollar amount) through the Round Up Your Change program and/or purchase a set-price Food Package, a $5, $10 or $15 selection of pantry essentials.
This week, the tallied donations of cases of food and checks are being delivered to and picked up by area food banks/pantries, including the Commission on Economic Opportunity/Weinberg Food Bank (Wilkes-Barre, PA), Connecticut Food Bank (Waterbury, CT), Food Bank of Central New York (Syracuse, NY), The Food Bank of the Hudson Valley (Cornwall on Hudson, NY), Food Bank of the Southern Tier (Elmira, NY), Food Bank of Western Massachusetts (Hatfield, MA), Foodshare (Bloomfield, CT), Hopkinton Food Pantry (Hopkinton, MA), Lincoln-Woodstock Food Pantry (Lincoln, NH), Marlborough Community Cupboard (Marlborough, MA), New Hampshire Food Bank (Manchester, NH), Region Food Bank of Northeastern New York (Latham, NY), Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley (Allentown, PA), Vermont Foodbank (Barre, VT) and Worcester County Food Bank (Shrewsbury, MA.)
“Check Out Hunger” is an annual giving program and was available at all 132 Price Choppers throughout the chain’s six state footprint (CT, MA, NH, PA and VT.)
About Price Chopper: Based in Schenectady, NY, the Golub Corporation owns and operates 132 Price Chopper grocery stores in New York, Vermont, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The American owned, family-managed company prides itself on longstanding traditions of innovative food merchandising, leadership in community service, and cooperative employee relations. Golub’s 22,000 teammates collectively own more than 51% of the company’s privately held stock, making it one of the nation’s largest privately held corporations that is predominantly employee-owned. For additional information, visit www.pricechopper.com
Jonathan Pierce, APR