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ShopRite Donates 6,500 Turkeys to Community Organizations

Inserra Supermarkets, Inc., owner of 22 ShopRite Stores, Helps Neighbors in Need with Holiday Donation

Press Release – Wallington, NJ (Dec. 17, 2018) – ShopRite associates from Inserra Supermarkets, Inc. joined community leaders at the ShopRite of Wallington on Monday to donate 6,500 turkeys to people in need. ShopRite volunteers helped load pallets of frozen turkeys into waiting trucks, vans and cars destined for organizations such as the Little Sisters of the Poor, Table to Table, Community Foodbank of New Jersey, the American Legion and the Salvation Army.

A total of 6,500 turkeys – approximately 33 tons – will be distributed to 150 community and faith-based organizations located in the communities where ShopRite stores operate in Bergen, Hudson, and Passaic counties in New Jersey, and Rockland County, NY. The turkeys, which were picked up today by representatives from local and regional organizations, are expected to help feed 50,000 people in New Jersey and New York this holiday season.

“On behalf of the people in Bergen County, I’d like to thank you for helping people who really need the help this year,” Bergen County Executive James Tedesco III told the Inserra family at Monday’s donation event outside the ShopRite of Wallington.

“Thank you for this incredible gift at this time of year. This means thousands of families will have protein on their holiday plates this year, and that’s important,” added Julie Kinner of Table to Table, a nonprofit food rescue charity in north Jersey that has worked with Inserra Supermarkets for two decades.

“We are honored to join our neighbors and friends today who represent organizations doing important work in the community. We thank these organizations for raising awareness about hunger and making sure these turkeys are delivered to neighbors in need this year,” said Larry Inserra Jr., chairman and CEO of Inserra Supermarkets, Inc.

Established in 1954 by Patsy Inserra, Inserra Supermarkets is a third-generation, family-owned grocery business that remains true to its mission to lend a helping hand to those in need. In addition to its partnerships with area food banks, Inserra Supermarkets also provides volunteer and financial support to fund research for cures for leukemia, pediatric cancer, diabetes and multiple sclerosis. Inserra Supermarkets also supports local hospitals, schools, faith-based groups, community wellness programs, and local chapters of civic and veterans 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 more than 276 ShopRite supermarkets located throughout New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Delaware and Maryland, ShopRite serves more than six million 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 $48 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 $32 million to local organizations, hospitals and community groups. For more information, please visit www.ShopRite.com.


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