Schenectady, NY, 2016-Feb-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Food Bank of Central New York received the proceeds from Price Chopper and Market 32’s 2015 Check Out Hunger campaign, which included a donation of $14,560 and 7,659 pounds of food. Check Out Hunger raised more than $42,000 and more than 26 tons of food for 15 local food banks and pantries in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania and Vermont.
“Check Out Hunger is a critical campaign to help raise funds and awareness that hunger exists in our local communities,” said Kathleen Stress, executive director of the Food bank of Central New York. “Price Chopper has a mission to promote health and wellness so pleased that they partner with us each year to help us meet our goal.”
In addition, $1,159.88 was raised for the Food Bank of Central New York as part of a month-long healthy eating-focused program called Produce for Kids. This campaign raised funds for local Feeding America food bank programs and helped spread the word on Price Chopper’s in-store and online meal solutions, recipes, and tips for families looking to embrace healthier eating habits. Throughout the years, Produce for Kids, Price Chopper and participating fruit and vegetable companies have raised more than $165,000.
From mid-November to mid-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.
“Hunger is a year-round issue for so many in our communities. The start of the year is a tough time for food pantries that worked so hard to provide for those in need throughout the holiday season,” said Mona Golub, vice president of public relations and consumer services. “Our annual Check Out Hunger campaign helps to raise funds, food and awareness and our teammates and customers continue to generously answer the call to contribute and help their neighbors.”
Check Out Hunger is an annual giving program and was available at all 136 Price Choppers throughout the chain’s six state footprint (CT, MA, NH, PA and VT.) Other area food banks/pantries that received donations included the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley (Cornwall on Hudson, NY); the Food Bank of the Southern Tier (Elmira, NY); the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York (Latham, NY); the Connecticut Food Bank (East Haven, CT); Foodshare (Bloomfield, CT); the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts (Hatfield, MA); the Hopkinton Food Pantry (Hopkinton, MA); the Marlborough Community Cupboard (Marlborough, MA); the Sutton Food Pantry (Sutton, MA); the Worcester County Food Bank (Shrewsbury, MA); the New Hampshire Food Bank (Manchester, NH); the H&J Weinberg Food Bank (Wilkes-Barre, PA); the Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley and Northeast PA (Allentown, PA); and the Vermont Foodbank (Brattleboro, VT).
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About The Golub Corporation: Based in Schenectady, NY, the Golub Corporation owns and operates 136 Price Chopper and Market 32 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 47% 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
Food Bank of Central New York