New Bedford, MA, 2017-Apr-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Price Rite Supermarkets is partnering with Feed the Children and Pepsi, with support from United Way of Greater New Bedford, to distribute food and essentials to 800 New Bedford-area families in need. Each family, pre-identified based on need by United Way of Greater New Bedford, will receive a 25-pound box of food; a 10-pound box of basic essentials like shampoo, conditioner, lotion and personal-care items; and books. Families will also receive an additional food donation from Price Rite including a variety of produce and shelf-stable items.
Two Feed the Children semi-trucks filled with food and essentials will be distributed to a total of 800 families on Tuesday, April 25 at the Price Rite of South Street in New Bedford. Volunteers will be on-site serving and assisting.
Fighting hunger in the local community is at the heart of Price Rite’s charitable giving, and the supermarket chain contributes approximately $500,000 annually to local food banks and food pantries to benefit local families in need within the communities it serves. Heading into the third year of its partnership with Feed the Children, Price Rite will host ten events with the charity organization during 2017, donating more than 40,000 pounds of food and other essentials per event as part of the program. Feed the Children, through its network of partner agencies, distributed 105 million pounds of food and essentials – valued at $415 million – worldwide, benefitting 5.4 million people in the U.S. and more than 541,000 individuals internationally, for a total of 5.9 million people globally in fiscal year 2016.
About Price Rite
Price Rite operates 63 stores in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Maryland and Virginia. Price Rite stores offer customers an expanded produce department and quality food products at savings up to 50 percent less than traditional supermarkets. The typical Price Rite store is about 35,000 to 40,000 square feet in size and employs anywhere from 75 to 150 associates. The first Price Rite opened in West Springfield, MA in 1995. For more information, please visit www.priceritesupermarkets.com.
About Feed the Children
Established in 1979, Feed the Children exists to defeat hunger. It is one of the largest U.S.-based charities and serves those in need in the U.S. and in 10 countries around the world. It provides food, education, essentials and disaster response. Domestically, it operates five distribution centers (located in Oklahoma, Indiana, California, Tennessee and Pennsylvania).
In fiscal year 2016, through its domestic and international programs, Feed the Children distributed 105 million pounds of food and essentials worldwide with a total value of $415 million, working with partner agencies to benefit 5.9 million people globally. It is accredited by GuideStar Exchange, the BBB Wise Giving Alliance and is rated by Charity Navigator.
Source: Price Rite