ShopRite Supports Autism Speaks

Keasbey, NJ (May 10, 2014) – In support of April’s National Autism Awareness Month, ShopRite is proud to announce that associates at select stores in New York and New Jersey raised more than $200,000 for the cause. During a three week period beginning Sunday, March 30 and ending  Saturday, April 19, 2014, associates banded together to raise funds in support of Autism Speaks, the nation’s largest autism science and advocacy organization. The mission of Autism Speaks is to fund autism research, increase autism awareness, and advocate for the needs of individuals and families living with autism.
 
A check presentation is scheduled for 10:00AM, Monday, May 12th,at the ShopRite of Montgomery, 99 Hawkins Drive, Montgomery NY, 12549.
 
“We are honored to support Autism Speaks in its mission to spread autism awareness in the communities we serve and to raise funds for valuable research efforts.” said David Figurelli, President & COO, ShopRite Supermarkets, Inc. “We are exceptionally grateful to our associates and loyal customers for partnering with us in this community endeavor, which not only provides assistance to Autism Speaks but also to the countless families in our neighborhoods who rely on this outstanding organization for support.”
 
 
About ShopRite
ShopRite is the registered trademark of Wakefern Food Corp., a retailer-owned cooperative, based in Keasbey, NJ and the largest supermarket cooperative in the United States.  With nearly 250 ShopRite supermarkets located throughout New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Delaware and Maryland, ShopRite serves more than five million customers each week.  A long-time supporter of key community efforts, ShopRite is dedicated to fighting hunger in the communities it serves.  Through its ShopRite Partners In Caring program, ShopRite has donated $29 million to 1,700 worthy charities and food banks since the program began in 1999.  As a title sponsor of the LPGA’s ShopRite Classic, ShopRite has raised more than $24 million for local schools, hospitals and community groups.  Progressive Grocer named ShopRite its 2011 Retailer of the Year and Supermarket News awarded ShopRite its 2011 Retail Excellence Award.  For more information, please visit www.ShopRite.com.