Associates to be honored on a special-edition Cheerios box sold exclusively at ShopRite stores

PHILADELPHIA, PA (March 23, 2012) – Raising help and hope for the hungry is a top priority for ShopRite associates who band together each year for a five week contest held during National Hunger Awareness Month in September. Sponsored each year by ShopRite and General Mills, this year’s ShopRite Partners In Caring contest issued a new challenge to ShopRite associates – to raise an unprecedented $1 million to support food banks in the communities ShopRite serves.

Showing their commitment to those in need through the collection of donations at checkout and in-store events, ShopRite associates met the challenge head-on, raising $1 million towards fighting hunger in their local communities. Of the more than 240 ShopRites stores across six states, each of the 45 winning stores will have two associates, selected by their peers, featured on a special-edition Cheerios box to be sold exclusively at ShopRites stores during the month of March. In addition, each store was awarded $500.00 to donate to a hunger-fighting charity of its choice.

Among this year’s winning stores is the ShopRite of Snyder Avenue, which selected Associate Teresa Smith of Southwest Philadelphia and Associate Gayle Boag of Philadelphia’s Roxborough community to be honored on 200,000 special-edition Cheerios boxes for their store’s commitment. The box will be unveiled during a ceremony at the ShopRite of Snyder Avenue, 29 Snyder Avenue, Philadelphia, PA on March 23, 2012 at 11:00 am. First District Councilman Mark Squilla, Philadelphia Community Relations Officer Gary Harkins, Marlo Del Sordo, Director of Marketing and Communications for Philabundance, and representatives of My Brothers House will attend.

“We are so thankful to ShopRite associates for their dedication to help those in their community who struggle with the issue of hunger,” said Christine Magyarits, spokesperson for ShopRite Partners In Caring.”It is truly remarkable how the involvement in our hunger-fighting activities grows every year, increasing the money raised for people in need. We are grateful to the leadership of our store associates and the support of General Mills, who make this all possible.”

The winning stores are:

New Jersey:
ShopRite of Brookdale, ShopRite of Byram, ShopRite of Chatham, ShopRite of Clinton, ShopRite of English Creek in Egg Harbor Township, ShopRite of Englewood, ShopRite of Essex Green in West Orange, ShopRite of Fischer Boulevard in Toms River, ShopRite of Flanders, ShopRite of Flemington, ShopRite of Franklin, ShopRite of Galloway, ShopRite of Garden State Pavilion in Cherry Hill, ShopRite of Greenwich, ShopRite of Hammonton, ShopRite of Hillsborough, ShopRite of Jackson, ShopRite of Livingston, ShopRite of Marmora, ShopRite of Mansfield, ShopRite of Marlton, ShopRite of Medford, ShopRite of Mount Laurel at Union Mill Road, ShopRite of Netcong, ShopRite of Newton, ShopRite of Rio Grande, ShopRite of Rochelle Park, ShopRite of Somerset, ShopRite of Stirling, ShopRite of Succasunna, ShopRite of Somers Point

New York:
ShopRite of Brooklyn, ShopRite of Forest & Richmond, ShopRite of Hylan Boulevard, ShopRite of Pearl River, ShopRite of Wallkill, ShopRite of West Babylon

ShopRite of Daleville, ShopRite of Morrell Plaza, ShopRite of Mount Pocono, ShopRite of Snyder Plaza, ShopRite of Stroudsburg, ShopRite of West Chester

ShopRite of Bristol, ShopRite of Waterbury

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