ShopRite of Cherry Hill helps fight hunger

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.

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Among this year’s winning stores is the ShopRite of Garden State Pavilion, Route 70 & Cornell Avenue, which selected Associate John Kozarski of Cherry Hill, NJ and Associate Patricia Williams of Camden, NJ to be honored on 200,000 special-edition Cheerios boxes for their store’s commitment. The box was unveiled during a ceremony at the ShopRite of Garden State Pavilion, on March 21.

“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.”

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