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Danbury, Local Price Rite Stores Raise Close to $75K for CT & Area Food Banks

DANBURY, CT—– Price Rite Marketplace today announced its annual Check-Out Hunger fundraising campaign has raised nearly $75,000 for area food banks. From November through December 2020, Price Rite Marketplace stores in Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island collected donations at checkout for local food banks to support the fight against hunger during a year where help was needed more than ever. Since the start of the Check-Out Hunger initiative in 2002, Price Rite Marketplace has raised nearly $2 million to fight hunger in the communities its stores serve.

Price Rite Marketplace of Warwick, located at 945 Bald Hill Rd, Warwick, RI 02886, was the top fundraising store, raising more than $8,000 during the campaign. In total, Rhode Island based Price Rite Marketplace stores raised more than $28,300 for the Rhode Island Community Food Bank.  

“I want to thank our customers, team members and stores for once again stepping up in the fight against hunger,”

said Jim Dorey, president of Price Rite Marketplace. “We live in very uncertain times and our donations are making a difference in the lives of countless individuals and families who may be struggling to put food on the table.”

Food banks receiving funds from the campaign include: in Connecticut: Connecticut Food Bank and Foodshare; in Maryland: Capital Area Food Bank and Maryland Food Bank; in Massachusetts: Food Bank of Western Massachusetts, The Greater Boston Food Bank and Worcester County Food Bank; in New Hampshire: New Hampshire Food Bank; in New Jersey: Community FoodBank of New Jersey and Food Bank of South Jersey; in New York: FeedMore WNY, Food Bank of Central New York, Foodlink and Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York; in Pennsylvania: Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, Helping Harvest, Philabundance, Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley, Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania and Weinberg Northeast Regional Food Bank; and in Rhode Island: Rhode Island Community Food Bank.  

Price Rite Marketplace is a committed member of its local community, and fighting hunger is at the heart of Price Rite Marketplace’s charitable giving. The supermarket brand fights food insecurity through its support of local food banks, the annual Check-Out Hunger fundraising campaign and partnership with Feed The Children. Price Rite Marketplace contributes approximately $500,000 annually to local food banks and food pantries to benefit local families in need within the communities its stores serve.

About Price Rite Marketplace

Price Rite Marketplace 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 Marketplace opened its first store in 1995 under the name Price Rite Supermarkets, and currently operates over 62 grocery stores in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Maryland. Committed to providing the best value for customers, Price Rite Marketplace delivers a simplified shopping experience with top name brand foods and products and expanded fresh produce and organic offerings at exceptional prices. Price Rite Marketplace is also dedicated to fighting hunger through its annual Check-Out Hunger fundraising campaign and partnerships with Feed The Children and local food banks. For more information, please visit www.priceritemarketplace.com.


Photo 1: (From left to right) Andrew Schiff, CEO, Rhode Island Community Food Bank, and Bill Devin, Vice President of Operations, Price Rite Marketplace.

Photo 2: Executives and team members from Price Rite Marketplace, on May 17,  present a check for more than $28,300 to the Rhode Island Community Food Bank from the grocer’s annual Check Out Hunger campaign.

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CT Food Bank Walk Against Hunger Set for April 29

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NEW HAVEN, CONN. – The Connecticut Food Bank 2018 Walk Against Hunger is set for Sunday, April 29, at 1:00 PM, at Lighthouse Point Park in New Haven, rain or shine. The afternoon features a 2.4-mile walk along Long Island Sound, as well as crafts, music, and food for participants. Online registration for the Walk is at www.ctfoodbank.org/walk. Onsite registration will be available the day of the event, beginning at 1:00 PM. Last year’s Walk Against Hunger engaged approximately 700 participants in more than 70 teams.

Walk Against Hunger is a community gathering to increase awareness of the problem of hunger in our communities and to raise funds to support the hunger-fighting work of the Connecticut Food Bank.

Registration will open at 1:00 PM and the walk will begin at 2:00 PM. It will follow a 2.4-mile route through Lighthouse Point Park. Individuals and Walk teams can pre-register online at www.ctfoodbank.org/walk. Onsite registration will be available as well and donations will be accepted at the Walk. Participants who raise at least $30 will receive a Walk Against Hunger T-shirt.

Now in its 41st year, Walk Against Hunger has attracted thousands of walkers and has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to support hunger relief. Participants in the Walk raise funds by securing donations for their Walk team from their community and social networks prior to the event. “The Walk is a terrific way to gather friends, family or colleagues and step out in support of our hunger-fighting mission,” said Connecticut Food Bank CEO Bernie Beaudreau. “Hunger is a difficult challenge, but by coming together, we can help to end it for many in our community.”

Proceeds from the Walk Against Hunger power the hunger-fighting mission of the Connecticut Food Bank, Beaudreau said. “We partner with a network of more than 650 community-based food assistance programs to help feed people who struggle with hunger. That means the food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and other hunger relief organizations that receive food from the Connecticut Food Bank will have more resources to support their efforts.”

The Walk Against Hunger will be held rain or shine, Sunday, April 29, 2018, at 1:00 PM, in Lighthouse Point Park in New Haven. Registration and information are available online at www.ctfoodbank.org/walk. Share your support of the Walk by letting your networks know about your participation, using the hashtag #WalkAgainstHunger. Registration is free. Individuals and teams are welcome. Contact Mia Freedenfeld with questions by emailing her at mfreedenfeld@ctfoodbank.org or calling her at (203) 741-9758.

About the Connecticut Food Bank:

The Connecticut Food Bank is committed to alleviating hunger in Connecticut by providing food resources, raising awareness of the challenges of hunger and advocating for people who need help meeting basic needs. The Connecticut Food Bank partners with the food industry, food growers, donors and volunteers to distribute nutritious food to people in need, which last year provided more than 21 million meals. We distribute that food through a network of community-based programs to six Connecticut counties – Fairfield, Litchfield, Middlesex, New Haven, New London and Windham counties – where more than 300,000 people struggle with hunger. Visit us on the web at www.ctfoodbank.org, like us on Facebook and follow @CTFoodBank on Twitter and Instagram.

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Written by Paul D. Shipman, Director of Marketing, Communication and Government Relations, Connecticut Food Bank

Photo Credit: CT Food Bank

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