Community leaders came together recently to help bag groceries at ShopRite stores as part of ShopRite's annual Help Bag Hunger Day.
That's when community leaders and local celebrity baggers such as mayors, council people, athletes, police and firefighters pitch in and help raise awareness around the issue of food insecurity by bagging groceries at their local ShopRite stores. ShopRite stores across New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland participate in Help Bag Hunger Day.
In addition to Chrebet's Sept. 19 appearance at the ShopRite of Hazlet, several professional football players also joined the Help Bag Hunger team this year. Reigning world champion running back Jay Ajayi, pictured below, bagged groceries and greeted customers at the ShopRite of Bridge and Harbison in Philadelpia. Sterling Shepard, the Big Blue wide receiver, joined the team at the ShopRite of Hoboken, and rookie offensive tackle Orlando Brown Jr., a Charm City pro football player, visited the ShopRite of Timonium in Maryland.
ShopRite associates raise money in stores during September -- Hunger Action Month -- for ShopRite Partners In Caring, ShopRite's year-round, community based program that provides funds to local food banks. Since its inception in 1999, ShopRite Partners In Caring has donated $48 million to local food banks, supporting more than 2,200 charities that feed the hungry in communities served by ShopRite stores.
With nearly 40 million Americans, including more than 12 million children, suffering from food insecurity, ShopRite is helping raise awareness and inspire action in the community through its hunger-fighting initiative, ShopRite Partners In Caring,
For more information or to learn how you can help, please visit www.shopritepartnersincaring.org.
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 $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 $43 million to more than 2,100 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