ELIZABETH – The Stop & Shop Supermarket in Elizabeth raised over $1,675 for the Community Food Bank of New Jersey and local food pantries to help provide hunger relief to area residents.
From Oct. 30 until Dec. 3, 2009, all Stop & Shop stores from New Hampshire to New Jersey participated in the 2009 Food for Friends campaign. Through the sale of paper turkeys and fundraising events held at the stores, Stop & Shop associates and customers donated over $1.2 million. Together with a corporate match, Stop & Shop will donate more than $1.4 million to local and regional food banks.
“In this challenging economic climate, we are so grateful to our customers and associates for supporting the Food for Friends program,” said Faith Weiner, Stop & Shop Director of Public Affairs. “We exceeded the amount of money raised last year and that can truly be attributed to people wanting to support their own local communities and neighbors.”
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