BEDFORD HILLS, N.Y. -- In recognition of September's National Hunger Action Month, ShopRite recently hosted a ShopRite Partners In Caring "Help Bag Hunger" day in many of its stores -- and the Bedford store was able to present $9,000 in donations the Community Center of Northern Westchester.
Bedford Town Supervisor Chris Burdick, Mount Kisco Trustee Karen Schleimer and representatives of the Community Center were on hand for the event. ShopRite of Bedford Hills donated more than $1,000 worth of food to the Community Center and raised over $8,000 in additional donations.
ShopRite of Bedford Hills is at 747 Bedford Road.
At the "Help Bag Hunger" event, local dignitaries joined ShopRite to help raise awareness about the issue. ShopRite, in partnership with General Mills and with help from local community leaders, presented a donation of food items to representatives of the Community Center of Northern Westchester -- whose mission is helping neighbors in need by providing food, clothing and other resources to those living in the Northern Westchester Community -- on Sept. 29.
ShopRite held similar events at its stores across New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland.
With nearly 50 million Americans, including more than 16 million children, suffering from food insecurity, ShopRite is helping to raise awareness and inspire action within their local communities through its hunger-fighting initiative, ShopRite Partners In Caring. This year-round, community-based program provides funds to local food banks.
Since its inception in 1999, ShopRite Partners In Caring has donated $40 million to local organizations, supporting more than 2,000 charities that feed the hungry in communities served by ShopRite stores.
The ShopRite Partners In Caring Fund was established in 2002 as a component fund of the Community Foundation of New Jersey, to accept private donations that help fund its charitable endeavors.
For more information about Partners in Caring, visit its website -- and if you missed this event, you can still donate directly, either to the Partners in Caring Fund or to the Community Center of Northern Westchester.