- Price Rite Check-Out Hunger fundraising campaign raised more than $135,000 for Greater Boston and Rhode Island Food Banks
Keasbey, NJ, 2017-Aug-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Team members from Price Rite presented checks totaling more than $135,000 to representatives of The Greater Boston Food Bank and the Rhode Island Community Food Bank from funds raised during the supermarket chain’s annual Check-Out Hunger fundraising campaign.
Representatives from both food banks accepted the donations at Price Rite stores in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
Associates are pictured below presenting a check for $65,000 on July 24 to representatives from The Greater Boston Food Bank. An additional donation of $500 was presented on behalf of Price Rite of Swansea for its finish as the third top-fundraising store across all 64 Price Rite locations.
Team members from the Price Rite of Providence in Rhode Island also presented a check for $70,030 to representatives from the Rhode Island Community Food Bank.
From October – December 2016, Price Rite stores banded together to collect donations at checkout, raising over $250,000 for food banks across nine states to support the fight against hunger. The supermarket chain has raised over $1.4 million for the Check-Out Hunger initiative since 2002.
The supermarket chain contributes approximately $500,000 annually to local food banks and food pantries to benefit local families in need within the communities its stores serves. Through its support of local food banks, the annual Check-Out Hunger fundraising campaign and partnership with Feed The Children, Price Rite is a committed member of its local community. Price Rite stores that contributed to The Greater Boston Food Bank donation include its Brockton, Fall River, New Bedford, Seekonk, South New Bedford, Stoughton and Swansea, MA locations.
About Price Rite
Price Rite is a registered trademark of Wakefern Food Corp., a retailer owned cooperative based in Keasbey, NJ and the largest supermarket cooperative in the United States. Price Rite opened its first store in West Springfield, MA in 1995 and currently operates 64 grocery stores while employing more than 4,000 people in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Maryland, and Virginia. Price Rite offers expanded produce departments and a curated selection of quality food products at exceptional prices. Through its support of local food banks, the annual Check-Out Hunger fundraising campaign and partnership with Feed The Children, Price Rite is a committed member of its local community. For more information, please visit www.priceritesupermarkets.com.
Source: Price Rite