Supermarket retailer hosts event as part of “Feeding Minds & Bodies” campaign in support of hunger-fighting charity, Feed the Children
Price Rite Marketplace teamed up with anti-hunger organization Feed the Children and event partners Hormel, Goya, Café Llave, Alexander & Horning and Angel of Edgewood to distribute food and essentials to 800 local families on Tuesday, August 24. The community event is part of Price Rite Marketplace’s 2021 Feeding Minds & Bodies campaign, in partnership with Feed the Children, which helps food insecure families in the communities where Price Rite Marketplace stores operate.
Each family, pre-identified by Angel of Edgewood, received a 25-pound box of food; 15-pound box of essentials like shampoo, conditioner, lotion and personal-care items; a backpack of school supplies and additional shelf-stable items provided by Price Rite Marketplace. The walk-up food distribution was part of Angel of Edgewood’s Back-to-School Extravaganza where families had the opportunity to meet with local human service organizations while also enjoying games, activities, vendors, food trucks and more.
“We are pleased to continue our partnership with Feed the Children to help combat childhood hunger,” said Jim Dorey, president of Price Rite Marketplace. “Supporting the communities we serve is a top priority for us, and after the year we’ve been through, we are needed now more than ever. We are proud of our team’s continued work helping families during difficult times.”
Fighting hunger is at the heart of Price Rite Marketplace’s charitable giving and, paired with Feed the Children’s vision to create a world where no child goes to bed hungry, the two created an initiative called Feeding Minds & Bodies, which is designed to help bring attention to and fight the serious issue of childhood hunger. Price Rite Marketplace and Feed the Children help families by providing food, personal care items and school supplies throughout the year. With more than 15.6 million households living with food insecurity in the U.S., hunger remains a serious issue in many communities.
“Feed the Children is proud to partner with Price Rite Marketplace to help parents and caregivers who are struggling to feed their families,” said Travis Arnold, Feed the Children president and CEO. “Our partners are a critical part of providing compassionate support to those who are facing tough decisions about how to care for their families. We know that when we combine our efforts, we have a greater impact on the lives of families who need us most.”
Since partnering with Feed the Children in 2015, Price Rite Marketplace has contributed nearly 3 million pounds of food, totaling more than $9 million in gift-in-kind donations, helping more than 145,000 people in 49 cities.