In-store registered retail dietitians from ShopRite volunteered at the Food Bank of South Jersey in Pennsauken, NJ on Wednesday, July 10. During the event, the dietitians presented a check for $160,000 to representatives from The Food Bank of South Jersey, which represents the supermarket’s annual donation to the organization through its ShopRite Partners In Caring initiative (Photo provided)
According to the Food Bank of South Jersey, 200,000 people in South Jersey are struggling with food insecurity. That’s 200,000 people that are struggling to gain access to a basic need.
ShopRite is doing its part to help. On Wednesday, July 10, in-store retail dietitians from ShopRite volunteered at the Food bank of South Jersey in Pennsauken, NJ. In addition to donating their time, the dietitians also presented the food bank with a check for $160,000. This contribution marks the supermarket’s annual donation through its ShopRite Partners in Caring initiative.
Like ShopRite, the Food Bank of South Jersey is devoted to the health & wellness of the community and its working to end hunger in South Jersey. To learn how you can follow in ShopRite’s dietitians footsteps and volunteer at the Food Bank of South Jersey click here.
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 nearly $3 million annually to qualified charitable agencies in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland and Pennsylvania.
Since its inception in 1999, ShopRite Partners In Caring has donated $48 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, click here.
About The Food Bank of South Jersey:
The Food Bank of South Jersey distributes 12.5 million to over 150 partner agencies in order to offer food access to nearly 200,000 people struggling with food insecurity in the 4 county service area of Salem, Burlington, Gloucester, and Camden Counties.
Volunteers assist daily with sorting and packing food for distribution to those agencies.