SHOPRITE ASSOCIATES PROVIDE HOPE FOR THE HUNGRY, RAISE $1.27 MILLION
Keasbey, NJ (March 27, 2015) – ShopRite associates across six states banded together last September in a friendly competition sponsored by ShopRite and General Mills – the annual ShopRite Partners In Caring Cheerios Contest. The theme of this year’s contest was “Providing Hope to the Hungry” and in this spirit, ShopRite associates collected donations at check-out and held various events, raising $1.27 million to support regional food banks in communities served by ShopRite stores.
Each of the winning stores was awarded with the selection of two ShopRite associates to be featured on a special-edition Cheerios box. These customized boxes, sold exclusively at ShopRite, will be unveiled at in-store celebrations during the month of March. Additionally, each winning store was awarded funds ($3,000 for the top 5 stores, and $500 for the remaining winning stores), that will be presented to local food pantries chosen by their store team.
“The ShopRite Partners In Caring program has been providing hope to the hungry in our communities for more than fifteen years,” said Christine Magyarits, spokesperson for ShopRite Partners In Caring. “This contest highlights the ‘partners’ in the program - our dedicated ShopRite associates, our generous customers and one of our long-time vendor partners, General Mills, who shares our passion for helping those in need of food assistance."
The winning stores are:
ShopRite of Byram, ShopRite of Chews Landing, ShopRite of Clinton, ShopRite of Fischer Bay in Toms River, ShopRite of Flemington, ShopRite of Garden State Pavilion in Cherry Hill, ShopRite of Glassboro, ShopRite of Greater Morristown in Cedar Knolls, ShopRite of Greenwich Township, ShopRite of Hackensack, ShopRite of Hamilton in Robbinsville, ShopRite of Hillsborough, ShopRite of Landis in Vineland, ShopRite of Lyndhurst, ShopRite of Mansfield, ShopRite of Marmora, ShopRite of Medford, ShopRite of Metro Plaza in Jersey City, ShopRite of Mullica Hill, ShopRite of New Milford, ShopRite of Newton, ShopRite of Ramsey, ShopRite of Rio Grande, ShopRite of Somers Point, ShopRite of Succasunna, ShopRite of Union, ShopRite of Wayne, ShopRite of West Deptford
ShopRite of Croton in Croton On Hudson, ShopRite of Fishkill, ShopRite of Forest & Richmond in Staten Island, ShopRite of Hylan Boulevard in Staten Island, ShopRite of Stony Point
ShopRite of Brodheadsville, ShopRite of Daleville in Covington Township, ShopRite of Hatfield, ShopRite of Snyder Avenue in Philadelphia
ShopRite of Bristol, ShopRite of Canton
ShopRite of Festival in Bel Air
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About ShopRite Partners In Caring
ShopRite Partners In Caring is a year-round, community-based, hunger-fighting initiative that works with more than 50 food industry manufacturers to provide nearly $3 million annually to qualified charitable agencies in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland and Pennsylvania -- all the states where our ShopRite stores operate. Since its inception in 1999, ShopRite Partners In Caring has donated nearly $37 million to more than 1,700 charities. ShopRite Partners In Caring supports emergency food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, child care centers, battered women's shelters, senior citizen programs, drug rehab centers, programs for the mentally and physically disabled, after-school programs and other organizations that aid those in need. The ShopRite Partners In Caring Fund was established in 2002 as a component fund of the Community Foundation of New Jersey to accept private donations that help fund its charitable endeavors. For more information or to learn how you can help, please visit www.shopritepartnersincaring.org.
About General Mills
General Mills is one of the world's leading food companies, operating in more than 100 countries around the world. Its brands include Cheerios, Fiber One, Häägen-Dazs, Nature Valley, Yoplait, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Green Giant, Old El Paso, Wanchai Ferry, Yoki and more. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., USA, General Mills had fiscal 2014 worldwide sales of US $17.9 billion.