|[February 03, 2014]
Stop & Shop and Customers Raise More Than $2 Million For Hunger Relief
QUINCY, Mass. & PURCHASE, N.Y. --(Business Wire)--
As part of the Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC goal to share meals
and give thanks this past holiday season, the grocery chain is proud to
have donated more than $2 million to hunger relief organizations across
the Northeast due to loyal participation from its customers. According
to the Greater Boston Food Bank, for every dollar donated they can
provide three meals to those in need, so the combined efforts from Stop
& Shop New England and Stop & Shop New York Metro divisions will help
provide more than 6 million meals.
Stop & Shop store associates donate $10,800 to Andrew Morehouse (second from right), executive director of The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts in Hatfield, Mass. as part of Stop & Shop's annual Turkey Express program. Stop & Shop donated more than $2 million this holiday season to the communities it serves in the spirit of sharing meals and giving thanks. (Photo: Business Wire)
"As we head into our 100th year and as we celebrate the
successes that we have achieved over the years, we also reflect on how
we can continue to grow and help support communities for the future,"
said Joe Kelley, president of Stop & Shop New England Division. "We are
so grateful for our customers and for their continued support in making
our hunger relief programs so successful."
"Stop & Shop is committed to being a good neighbor," said Don Sussman,
president of Stop & Shop New York Metro Division, "helping our
communities, whether it be through monetary or food donations, is alwas
a top priority for us as a company."
Food for Friends
Stop & Shop raised more than $1.5 million through its Food for Friends
program this past holiday season. Customers could contribute through
in-store donations of $1, $3 or $5 at checkout registers. Of the $1.5
million raised, 60 percent was donated to the local hunger relief agency
or food pantry each store adopted and the remaining 40 percent was
donated directly to regional food banks.
As part of the Food for Friends program, Stop & Shop and its customers
helped donate more than $550,000 worth of holiday trimmings to hunger
relief organizations. The trimmings boxes, which cost customers $10
each, contained non-perishable Stop & Shop Own Brand items such as
cranberry sauce, stuffing mix, cut green beans and more.
In addition, Stop & Shop's annual Turkey Express program donated more
than 21,000 turkeys and 300 hams to 14 hunger relief organizations
across the Northeast.
As the official supermarket of the New York Giants, Stop & Shop New York
Metro division donated $150 for every first down the NY Giants made
during the regular 2013-14 season. With 280 first downs this season, the
Giants helped Stop & Shop carry $42,000 to eight regional partners in
the tri-state area.
As the official supermarket of the New England Patriots, Stop & Shop New
England also announced that they will donate $500 for every sack the
Patriots made during the 2013-14 season. In total, Stop & Shop will be
donating $10,000 to their food bank partners.
To learn more about Stop & Shop in the community, visit www.stopandshop.com.
About Stop & Shop
The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC employs approximately 60,000
associates and operates 398 stores throughout Massachusetts,
Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York and New Jersey. The company helps
support local communities fight hunger, combat childhood cancer and
promote general health and wellness - with emphasis on children's
educational and support programs. In its commitment to be a sustainable
company, Stop & Shop is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council and
EPA's Smart Way program; has been awarded LEED (EB) certifications for
54 of its existing stores; and has been recognized by the EPA for the
superior energy management of its stores. Stop & Shop is an Ahold
company. To learn more about Stop & Shop, visit www.stopandshop.com
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