Burns’ Family Fresh Grocer Supermarkets Raise $8,500 for American Red Cross

April 28, 2017

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Seven local Fresh Grocer supermarkets, owned and operated by the Burns family, raised $8,500 for the American Red Cross during their fifth annual fundraiser held in March in honor of National Red Cross Month.  The month-long fundraiser was supported by both corporate and customer donations.  All proceeds will help the Red Cross deliver on its mission of preventing and alleviating human suffering in the face of emergencies.  
“We are incredibly grateful for the support of The Fresh Grocer and the Burns family. Whether we’re helping a community prepare for, respond to, or recover from a disaster, we know we can count on The Fresh Grocer," says Judge Renée Cardwell Hughes (Ret.), CEO of the American Red Cross of Eastern Pennsylvania. “The Fresh Grocer and its customers are absolutely amazing and inspire us all. Their generosity allows us to build stronger and more resilient communities. We truly appreciate their leadership, partnership and friendship.”
Throughout the fundraiser, the Burns family’s seven Fresh Grocer Supermarkets located throughout Philadelphia and Upper Darby, PA and Wilmington, DE invited customers to “be an everyday hero” by supporting the Red Cross with a small monetary contribution of $1, $3 or $5 at checkout.  Signs were posted throughout the stores; employees proudly wore campaign buttons; weekly circulars promoted the fundraiser, and social media sites promoted store-level campaign activities.
“We have the best customers,” said Patrick J. Burns, president and CEO of Burns’ Family Neighborhood Markets. “Our Red Cross Month fundraiser continues to be a success year after year because of the overwhelming generosity of our Fresh Grocer customers and their commitment to supporting those who help our neighbors in need.”
In total, the Burns’ Fresh Grocer supermarkets have raised $47,000 for the Red Cross since the launch of their store-level campaign five years ago.
CAPTION:  Front end associate Josh Raphael rings up a customer donation at the Burns family’s Fresh Grocer in Upper Darby, PA.
About Burns’ Family Neighborhood Markets:  A member of the Wakefern Food Corp., a retailer-owned cooperative, Patrick J. Burns currently operates seven Fresh Grocer supermarkets and two ShopRite supermarkets, located throughout the Greater Philadelphia area.  Under Patrick’s leadership, Burns’ Family Neighborhood Markets specializes in providing high-quality perishables in urban and suburban environments and are committed to understanding the needs, tastes and traditions of the communities in which their stores are located, and make it a priority to offer an assortment of products and services to meet those various needs. Burns’ Family Neighborhood Markets are also committed to improving food access and to promoting the health and wellness of its customers, associates and communities.

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