Local bigwigs step up to help ShopRite raise money for food banks

Local celebrities, including government officials and rescue workers, were among the people seen bagging groceries recently at ShopRites in Evesham and Medford.

Medford’s Deputy Mayor Frank Czekay, Tabernacle Mayor Joseph Barton, and Medford Police Chief Richard Meder, were among the volunteers at the Medford ShopRite who were helping bag hunger by raising awareness and funds for food banks in the community. In Evesham, Sen. Diane Allen and Assemblyman Troy Singleton, among others, rolled up their sleeves to help out.

In honor of September being National Hunger Action Month, governors across New Jersey, issued a proclamation declaring Sept. 17 as “ShopRite Partners In Caring Day,” which is when the honorary baggers joined the staff at ShopRite of Medford as well as ShopRites around Evesham.

With nearly 50 million Americans, including more than 16 million children, suffering from food insecurity, ShopRite Partners In Caring, a year-round, community based charity, is helping to raise awareness and inspire action within their local communities through hunger-fighting initiatives. Since its inception in 1999, ShopRite Partners In Caring has donated $35 million to local food banks that support more than 1,700 charities in providing food assistance throughout the Northeast.

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