Stop & Shop’s 32nd Annual Food For Friends Campaign Raises More Than $1.2 Million For… | your money

100% of donations raised will benefit 12 regional food banks in Stop & Shop’s five states

Unilever’s Knorr brand donates generous product in New York

QUINCY, Mass., Aug. 3, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, Stop & Shop, along with Unilever’s Knorr® brand, announced that its 32nd annual Food for Friends campaign has raised more than $1.2 million for its 12 regional food bank partners to fight summer hunger in the communities it serves.

Summer can be the hungriest time of year for kids, and Stop & Shop recognizes the importance of raising awareness about hunger in kids this time of year. While families can count on free or low-cost meals for children during the school year, when school is out and the children are home, families have to buy more food, leading to an increase in the children’s hunger. According to Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger relief network, 22 million children in the United States depend on school meals. When schools close for the summer, school meal programs often close as well.

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Stop & Shop’s annual Food for Friends donation campaign tackles summer hunger this year by allowing customers in the grocer’s 400+ stores in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, and New Jersey at the cash register to support food insecure families in the Northeast, 100% of donations go directly to Stop & Shop’s 12 regional food bank partners.

“This month-long campaign serves to renew hope for so many families currently struggling so that kids can enjoy a fun and healthy summer of playing and being outside instead of worrying about where their next meal will come from” , said Gordon Reid, president. from Stop&Shop. “This program also demonstrates the value of communities coming together to support each other, and Stop & Shop’s steadfast commitment to helping our food bank partners provide nutritious food to families in need.”

During the month of June, shoppers shopping in stores were asked whether they would round their total to the nearest dollar or donate an additional $1, $3 or $5, and Stop & Shop donated 100% of the money raised to regional food banks. about her footprint. Knorr also donated $10,000 and 5,000 rice and pasta sides to Feeding Westchester as part of their annual support of this campaign.

“Unilever’s Knorr brand believes that healthy, nutritious food should be accessible and affordable for everyone,” said Christina DiPietro, Unilever Team Leader. “We are proud to be Stop & Shop’s first manufacturer partner for their annual Food For Friends campaign, raising more than $1 million for local food banks that help combat food insecurity in our communities.”

The money raised during Stop & Shop’s Food for Friends campaign will benefit the following food banks:

The Food Bank of the Greater Boston Food Bank of Worcester CountyThe Food Bank of Western MassachusettsRhode Island Community Food BankConnecticut FoodshareFeeding WestchesterFood Bank of the Hudson ValleyFood Bank of the New York CityCommunity Foodbank of New JerseyFulfillIsland HarvestLong Island Cares

To learn more about Stop & Shop’s programs to support local communities, visit https://stopandshop.com/community/.

About Stop & Shop: Stop & Shop has been a convenience store for over 100 years, offering a wide range with a focus on fresh, healthy options at a good price. Stop & Shop’s GO Rewards loyalty program offers personalized offers and allows customers to earn points that can be redeemed for gas or groceries with every shopping trip. Stop & Shop customers can choose how and where they want to shop – in-store or online for same-day delivery or pick-up. The company is committed to making an impact in its communities by fighting hunger, supporting our troops and investing in childhood cancer research to help find a cure. The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC is an Ahold Delhaize USA company, employs 58,000 people and operates more than 400 stores in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York and New Jersey. For more information about Stop & Shop, visit the website

About Knorr: Knorr believes that healthy, nutritious food should be accessible and affordable for everyone. That is not a reality for everyone in today’s America. That’s why we’re on a journey to ensure that all Americans can create healthy meals that they feel good about. Whether it’s creating quality products, offering simple chef-developed recipes, or supporting organizations and initiatives that provide access to healthy food, Knorr remains committed to its long history of making good food available. food for everyone. The company was founded in 1838, when founder Carl Heinrich Knorr pioneered experiments in drying herbs and vegetables to preserve their flavor and nutritional value. Since then, Knorr® has become an international brand with a wide range of stocks, soups, herbs, sauces, soup snacks, dressings and frozen and ready meals.

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