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Your ShopRite Donations at Checkout = a Whopping 421,000 Meals for Hungry New Yorkers!

Posted on April 12, 2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Huge Thanks to You and ShopRite!

A dollar here, $10 there; all those bills you pushed into buckets while cashing out at ShopRite added up to a whopping $96,500 to feed the hungry through Catholic Charities NY’s 2018 Feeding Our Neighbors food drive.   So here’s to you and ShopRite with a huge thanks for helping us help our neighbors in need!

ShopRite President Brett Wing and Tom Urtz, Vice President of Operations, along with ShopRite employees from throughout the Hudson Valley region presented the full donation to Catholic Charities Executive Director Msgr. Kevin Sullivan and Bishop Dominick Lagonegro at Catholic Charities Community Services of Orange and Sullivan’s Celebration of Charity dinner last week.

 “ShopRite staff and customers are the best,” Mr. Wing says. “They are generous and community-minded.  It is thanks to them that we are able to support the important work of organizations like Catholic Charities.”

All told, your donations to four hundred and twenty-one thousand meals (421,000)! ShopRite’s 28 stores in the Hudson Valley participated in the annual mid-winter drive to raise food and funds to replenish food pantries throughout the Archdiocese of New York including Dutchess, Orange, Ulster, Sullivan, and Westchester Counties. Funds were raised through customers’ cash donations at check-out.  Additionally, customers donated nearly 35,000 pounds of non-perishable food at participating ShopRite stores.

And get this:  1,708,000 meals donated in the past 4 years! This is ShopRite’s fourth year participating in the Feeding Our Neighbors campaign. To date, ShopRite has collected more than $405,000 and more than 82,000 pounds of non-perishable food through the generosity of donations from ShopRite customers – the equivalent of 1,708,000 meals.

Hungry children, men, women, families and the elderly were served through these donations at food pantries, soup kitchens, and other anti-poverty programs throughout the New York Archdiocese.

“We are so very fortunate that ShopRite, their employees, and customers embrace a commitment to giving back to the community in which they live and work,” said Msgr. Sullivan. “Both the food collected and the funds raised will go a long way in feeding our hungry neighbors.”

 

While the Feeding Our Neighbors campaign takes place just two weeks each winter, the need to feed the hungry lasts all year long.

Contact Catholic Charities NY if you or someone you know is hungry and need help – or if you would like to help a hungry neighbor.

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