Bethlehem, PA (January 25, 2023)
Joe and Joyce Fasula, owners and operators of 10 Gerrity’s The Fresh Grocer supermarkets in Pennsylvania, attended a book fair Monday at Lincoln Elementary School in Bethlehem. Gerrity’s The Fresh Grocer is sponsoring the week-long book fair that guarantees each child who wishes to purchase a book is able to do so.
The donation this year from Gerrity’s The Fresh Grocer means each classroom will get 30 minutes to browse the school book fair and each child can select and purchase a book, regardless of their ability to pay for it.
School book fairs give students a unique opportunity to expand their libraries, sharpen their reading skills and develop a passion for literature. Giving students the power to choose their own books that interest them builds excitement within the school community. With its donation, Gerrity’s ensures “everyone reads” at Lincoln Elementary School, hoping to inspire a generation of young bibliophiles.
“We are happy to support Lincoln Elementary School’s book fair this year, making sure all students have the opportunity to purchase a new and exciting book,” said Joe Fasula, co-owner of Gerrity’s. “Giving back is at the core of our family business and we are committed to serving the communities in which our stores operate through meaningful events and donations like this one.”
Gerrity’s is a family-owned supermarket business that began in 1895 as a small meat market. Today, the company is the largest family-owned supermarket business in Northeastern Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley and is led by Joe Fasula and his mom, Joyce Fasula, known to customers as “Mom.” The company includes 10 supermarkets in Lackawanna, Luzerne and Northampton counties and currently employs over 1,300 associates.
About the Fresh Grocer
The Fresh Grocer, a registered trademark of Wakefern Food Corp., a retailer-owned cooperative based in Keasbey, NJ and the largest supermarket cooperative in the United States, is an accomplished supermarket specializing in providing high quality fresh foods and groceries in urban and suburban neighborhoods. The Fresh Grocer is committed to understanding local needs, tastes and traditions, improving food access, and promoting the health and wellness of its customers, associates, and communities. For more information, please visit www.thefreshgrocer.com.