Price Rite Marketplace has teamed with anti-hunger organization Feed the Children, as well as PepsiCo and Catholic Family Center to distribute food and essentials to 400 local families. The Wednesday event is part of the supermarket’s 2020 Feeding Minds & Bodies Campaign in partnership with Feed the Children.
Each family was pre-identified based on need by Catholic Family Center and received a 25-pound box of food, a 15-pound box of essentials like toiletries, additional shelf-stable items provided by Price Rite and two backpacks filled with school supplies.
“Now more than ever families are facing food insecurity due to this pandemic,” Price Rite President Jim Dorey said in a statement. “Giving back to the communities we serve is at the heart of Price Rite Marketplace and we’re proud to continue our partnership with Feed the Children for a sixth year and provide food and essentials to local families in need.”
Feed the Children and Price Rite created the Feeding Minds & Bodies initiative to help bring attention to and fight the serious issue of childhood hunger. The initiative helps kids and their families by providing food, personal care items and school supplies throughout the year. The two organizations will host eight events in 2020 to address seasonal issues surrounding food insecurity.
“Catholic Family Center is grateful to be working once again with PepsiCo, Feed the Children and our neighbors at Price Rite Marketplace,” said Marlene Bessette, president and CEO of Catholic Family Center. “Together, these partners are truly providing vital nourishment for both body and mind to some of our city’s most vulnerable families and children.”
Since partnering with Feed the Children in 2015, Price Rite has contributed nearly 2 million pounds of food, totaling more than $7 million donations.
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