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Catholic Charities and ShopRite Supermarkets Partner to Replenish Food Pantries and Feed Hungry Families in Hudson Valley

For Immediate Release                                             
January 12, 2018   

For more information, contact: Kristin Jensen                                    or 845.294.5124, x303


Feeding Our Neighbors 2018 Campaign Kick-Off
Friday, January 19 @ 11 am, ShopRite Greenway Plaza, Yonkers


WHAT:                  Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of New York (which includes Westchester County and the mid-Hudson region), and ShopRite Supermarkets will launch the renewed support of 27 ShopRite stores in this year’s archdiocesan-wide Feeding Our Neighbors campaign. Stores will participate through Point of Sale collections from Sunday, January 21 through Sunday, February 3. At checkout, shoppers will be asked to make donations of cash or non-perishable food to the annual food drive.

WHO:                     Monsignor Kevin Sullivan, Executive Director, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York; and Tom Urtz, Vice President of Operations, ShopRite; as well as local officials, parish representatives, and other supporters will kick-off the annual campaign.

WHEN:                   Friday, January 19 at 11 am

WHERE:                ShopRite Supermarket – Greenway Plaza, 25-43 Prospect Street, Yonkers

WHY:                      Catholic Charities and ShopRite Supermarkets are joining forces once again to ensure that hungry New Yorkers in the Hudson Valley have enough to eat at this time of year when need is high and donations are low. Feeding Our Neighbors is an archdiocesan-wide effort to raise food and funds to replenish food pantries and soup kitchens that feed hungry neighbors during the most critical time of the year.

Last year, Feeding Our Neighbors raised the equivalent of more than 1.5 million meals, supported in large part by $92,000 in cash donations and nearly 23,000 pounds of food collected at ShopRite locations throughout the Hudson Valley.

Catholic Charities, in partnership with ShopRite, aims to surpass those results in 2018 to feed the hungry across New York.

In addition, Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Eat Smart New York Hudson Valley will lend support to Feeding Our Neighbors via Nourish Your Neighbor, an educational initiative designed to encourage healthier food donations to food pantries. Shoppers will be provided with food donation bags and healthy shopping lists to provide donors with assistance in selecting nutritious options while they shop. Eat Smart New York will also put together pre-packaged shopping bags of healthy foods that ShopRite customers can purchase to support Feeding Our Neighbors, taking the guess work out of giving.


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