As the flood waters receded, the people of Texas began the arduous task of rebuilding their homes and communities. It would not be easy. By the time Hurricane Harvey departed, the storm had caused billions of dollars of damage.
Once the roads had been cleared and the flooding had subsided, Wakefern stepped in to help.
On Sept. 10, Wakefern sent a truck filled with food and supplies to Hurricane Harvey victims in Houston.
Wakefern associates, right, prepare bottled water for delivery to Houston. Wakefern's Safety supervisor Mike Kelly, Operations supervisor Jeff Gross, Transportation associate Rafael Luciano and two ShopRite truck drivers – Fadi Haddad and Norman Orebek – helped prepare the trailer for its trip to the Houston Food Bank. It would finish its journey at the Houston Food Bank, where workers would help distribute the goods to those in need.
As of last week, Wakefern was still awaiting word from local organizations on the best way to help victims of Hurricane Irma. Local authorities were still assessing the damage in Florida.
About Wakefern Food Corp.
From a small, local cooperative that began with eight grocery store owners, Wakefern Food Corp. has grown into the largest retailer-owned cooperative in the United States. Founded in 1946, the cooperative comprises 50 members who today independently own and operate 343 supermarkets under the ShopRite, The Fresh Grocer, Price Rite and Dearborn Market banners in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Virginia. Together with its member companies, Wakefern employs more than 70,000 people, and is one of the largest employers in New Jersey. For more information, please visit www.wakefern.com.