Purchase, NY, 2014-12-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Nabisco and The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC joined forces today to support the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley in their efforts to provide meals this holiday season. Representatives from both organizations were on hand to donate thousands of pounds of Nabisco food items to the food bank’s warehouse in Cornwall-on- Hudson at a time of need for the holiday season.
1 in 6 residents of Hudson Valley struggle with hunger on a daily basis, and 1 in 4 children in the area may not know where their next meal is coming from. In the 6 counties served by the Food Bank of Hudson Valley, more than 60,000 people are requesting food assistance each week.
“The Food Bank is seeing record numbers of people in need of help this holiday season,” said Jan Whitman, executive director, Food Bank of the Hudson Valley. “This generous donation by Nabisco and Stop & Shop will help our food bank provide hundreds of meals to Hudson Valley families, making their holiday season a little brighter.”
“We are grateful to continue this partnership with Stop & Shop and the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley to help fight hunger in our local communities,” said Daniel Shiner, customer business lead, Nabisco. “The 10 pallets of Nabisco food products we’ve donated are the result of a joint effort across Stop & Shop stores in the New York Metro area. This is an important part of our joint mission and a collective effort to support those with food needs during the holidays and throughout the year.”
“We are proud to partner with Nabisco to raise more awareness in support of hunger relief efforts, particularly during the holidays,” said Arlene Putterman, Manager of Public and Community Relations for Stop & Shop New York Metro division. “With today’s generous donation, the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley can help brighten the holiday season for even more local families struggling to make ends meet.”
About Stop & Shop
The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC employs over 59,000 associates and operates 395 stores throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York and New Jersey. The company helps support local communities fight hunger, combat childhood cancer and promote general health and wellness – with emphasis on children’s educational and support programs. In its commitment to be a sustainable company, Stop & Shop is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council and EPA’s Smart Way program and has been recognized by the EPA for the superior energy management of its stores. Stop & Shop is an Ahold company. To learn more about Stop & Shop, visit www.stopandshop.com or www.facebook.com/stopandshop.
About the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley
The mission of the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley is to alleviate hunger and prevent food waste. We work toward this mission by ensuring that all products available for donation reach the Food Bank and are distributed judiciously to our member agencies; by practicing responsible stewardship; and by actively participating in the community to increase awareness of hunger and poverty.
About Mondelez International
Mondelez International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDLZ) is a global snacking powerhouse, with 2012 revenue of $35 billion. Creating delicious moments of joy in 165 countries, Mondelez International is a world leader in chocolate, biscuits, gum, candy, coffee and powdered beverages, with billion-dollar brands such as Cadbury, Cadbury Dairy Milk andMilka chocolate, Jacobs coffee, LU, Nabisco and Oreo biscuits, Tang powdered beverages and Trident gum. Mondelez International is a proud member of the Standard and Poor’s 500, NASDAQ 100 and Dow Jones Sustainability Index. Visit www.mondelezinternational.com and www.facebook.com/mondelezinternational.
Stop & Shop NY Metro Division