Keasbey, NJ, 2017-Oct-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — ShopRite this month donated $50,000 to the American Red Cross and 100,000 bottles of water to hurricane ravaged Puerto Rico, and last month a ShopRite tractor-trailer loaded with supplies was dispatched to the Houston Food Bank to help Hurricane Harvey victims in Texas.
In the wake of three devastating hurricanes affecting Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico, ShopRite is supporting several relief efforts to help people rebuild their lives. Working with trusted partners like the Community FoodBank of New Jersey and the American Red Cross, ShopRite has donated $100,000 in supplies and funds while ShopRite associates volunteered their time, talent and resources to make a difference in communities that are hurting.
After Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico on Sept. 20, ShopRite reached out to its network of charity partners who were consulting with disaster relief agencies on the ground to assess the situation and determine what goods were most needed on the battered island.
ShopRite worked with the Community FoodBank of New Jersey to deliver 50 pallets of water to Newark Airport, where a United Airlines plane was ready to deliver the water to hard hit San Juan, Puerto Rico. ShopRite’s Transportation team also sent truck drivers to Puerto Rico to help with the difficult process of food and water delivery on the island.
“We have real experience in supporting communities in times of crisis. It’s part of a long tradition of community commitment at ShopRite and we are proud to be able to support the latest relief efforts in Puerto Rico and other areas hit hard by hurricanes this season,” said Christine Magyarits, ShopRite’s community relations manager.
The ability to tap a supply chain of warehouses and fleet of trucks enables ShopRite to respond to crises with targeted action.
On Sept. 10, ShopRite sent a tractor-trailer filled with food and supplies – everything from granola bars and protein packets to toothpaste, shampoo and diapers – to the Houston Food Bank to help victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas. Several associates, pictured right, volunteered to drive the truck to Houston. Many of the family-owned ShopRite stores across six states in the northeast are also supporting locally-organized hurricane relief efforts in the communities where those stores operate.
ShopRite is the registered trademark of Wakefern Food Corp., a retailer-owned cooperative based in Keasbey, NJ, and the largest supermarket cooperative in the United States. With more than 270 ShopRite supermarkets located throughout New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Delaware and Maryland, ShopRite serves more than six million customers each week. Through its ShopRite Partners In Caring program, ShopRite is dedicated to fighting hunger in the communities it serves. Since the program began in 1999, ShopRite Partners In Caring has donated $43 million to food banks that support more than 2,200 worthy charities. As a title sponsor of the ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer, ShopRite has donated $30 million to local organizations, hospitals and community groups. For more information, please visit www.shoprite.com.
SOURCE: Wakefern Food Corp