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

For Immediate Release                                             
For more information, contact: Kristin Jensen                                      or 845.492.6331


Feeding Our Neighbors 2017 Campaign Kick-Off
Tuesday, January 24 @ 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 28 ShopRite stores in this year’s archdiocesan-wide Feeding Our Neighbors campaign. Stores will participate through Point of Sale collections from Sunday, January 22 through Sunday, February 4. 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; Tom Urtz, Vice President of Operations, ShopRite; Father Felix Ortega, St. Peter’s Parish; Yonkers’ Mayor Mike Spano; as well as other local officials and supporters will kick-off the annual campaign.

WHEN:                   Tuesday, January 24 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.

In 2016, Feeding Our Neighbors raised the equivalent of more than 1.5 million meals, supported in large part by $125,000 in cash donations and more than 7,000 pounds of food collected at ShopRite locations throughout the Hudson Valley.

Catholic Charities, in partnership with ShopRite, aims to surpass those results in 2017 to feed the hungry across New York.

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