For the 11th year running, ShopRite associates have banded together for the annual ShopRite Partners In Caring Cheerios Contest. The contest, held during National Hunger Action month in September, challenges ShopRite associates to raise awareness and funds toward alleviating hunger in their local communities.
ShopRite stores in six states raised a record $522,000 in this year’s contest that has the ability to provide millions of meals to those in need. Some of the more creative fundraising events included carnivals, parades, scavenger hunts, ice cream socials and tailgates. To recognize the dedication and effort of the 40 winning stores, 81 ShopRite associates will be featured on a special-edition Cheerios box, available exclusively at ShopRite stores in March.
The theme of this year’s special-edition Cheerios box is “Get Connected” and showcases a collage of photos of the 81 associates who came together to create a network of hunger-fighting heroes.
Among this year’s winning stores was the ShopRite of Evesham Road in Cherry Hill, NJ, which selected Associate Alexis Malandro of Vorhees, NJ and Associate Jacquelyn Nathan of Pennsauken, NJ to represent their store on the special-edition Cheerios box. The box will be unveiled during a ceremony at the ShopRite of Evesham Road, Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at 11:00 am.
“The heart of ShopRite Partners In Caring truly lies in the dedication and generous spirit of our network of hunger-fighting heroes,” said Christine Magyarits, spokesperson for ShopRite Partners In Caring. “This network not only includes our store associates but also our vendor partners, local hunger-fighting charities, food banks and our loyal ShopRite customers. Each year, these groups ‘Get Connected,’ helping to raise funds and hope for those in need and bringing us one step closer to an end to hunger in our time.”
To learn more about ShopRite Partners In Caring and to make a donation to the issue of hunger, please visit: ShopRitePartnersInCaring.org.