Local ShopRite Stores Offer a Way to Donate Food During Pandemic

Pre-made bags of food can be purchased in-store and donated to local food banks in need

Florida, NY (May 1, 2020– ShopRite of Kingston and ShopRite of Vails Gate have found a new way to do their part to help the community during this uncertain time. The supermarkets are offering pre-made bags filled with better-for-you items customers can donate to a local food bank to help those struggling with food insecurity.

The bags are pre-packed by ShopRite’s in-store dietitians and can be found outside the RD’s office for customers to pick up and pay for with the rest of their groceries at the register. The bags can then be dropped off at a bin by the entrance to be donated. Bags from ShopRite of Kingston are donated to The People’s Place, and donations from ShopRite of Vails Gate go to the Northeast Gateway to Freedom food bank. No outside food is being collected at this time for food safety reasons.

“In these uncertain times, we remain committed to supporting the communities we serve and that includes the issue of food insecurity,” said Tom Urtz, vice president of operations, ShopRite Supermarkets, Inc. “ShopRite believes in lending a hand to our neighbors in need, and we’re thankful to our associates and customers who embrace our commitment to community giving.”

The ShopRite of Kingston and ShopRite of Vails Gate are currently open 7am – 10pm seven days a week with senior hours offered from 6am – 7am each day. For the most up-to-date information, please check the individual store’s Facebook page.

About ShopRite Supermarkets, Inc.
ShopRite Supermarkets, Inc. owns and operates 35 ShopRite stores in New York and New Jersey. ShopRite Supermarkets is a wholly owned subsidiary of Wakefern Food Corp., the largest supermarket cooperative in the United States with more than 276 ShopRite supermarkets located throughout six states. ShopRite Supermarkets builds and maintains shopper loyalty by connecting with customers through outstanding customer service, supporting the core needs within the communities we serve and by executing merchandising and operational standards. ShopRite Supermarkets partners with local communities to support many organizations, including veteran, children and faith-based groups.

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 280 ShopRite supermarkets located throughout New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Delaware and Maryland, ShopRite serves millions of customers each week. Through its ShopRite Partners In Caring program, ShopRite is dedicated to fighting hunger in the communities it serves. Since the program began in 1999, ShopRite Partners In Caring has donated nearly $50 million to food banks that support more than 2,200 worthy charities. As a title sponsor of the ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer, ShopRite has donated $34 million to local organizations, hospitals and community groups. For more information, please visit www.shoprite.com.