, – Price Rite Supermarkets recently partnered with Feed the Children and Butterball, with additional support from The United Way of Western Connecticut, to provide food and essentials to 800 Danbury-area families in need. Team members from Price Rite and Feed the Children distribute the much-needed items at Price Rite of Danbury Tues., August 22.
Each family, pre-identified based on need by The United Way, received a 25-pound box of food; a 15-pound box of basic essentials like shampoo, conditioner, lotion and personal-care items; a 5-pound box of assorted Avon products; and children’s books provided by Disney Publishing Worldwide. Families also received an additional food donation from Price Rite, including a variety of produce and shelf-stable items.
“We are honored to partner with such Feed the Children, Butterball and The United Way to support the fight against hunger,” said Neil Duffy, president of Price Rite Supermarkets. “Supporting our local communities is a top priority for Price Rite. We are proud of the team at our Danbury store, along with all of our associates, for their continued commitment to helping the communities we serve.”
“Today, we are not only providing food and necessities to these families—but also hope,” said Travis Arnold, Feed the Children President and CEO. “Hope for a better future that is made possible thanks to our wonderful partners who play a vital role in helping us create a world where no child goes to bed hungry.”
Fighting hunger in the local community is at the heart of Price Rite’s charitable giving, and the supermarket chain contributes approximately $500,000 annually to local food banks and food pantries to benefit local families in need within the communities it serves. Heading into the third year of its partnership with Feed the Children, Price Rite will host ten events with the charity organization during 2017, donating more than 40,000 pounds of food and other essentials per event as part of the program.
Through its network of partner agencies, Feed the Children – one of the largest U.S.-based charities providing food, education, essentials and disaster relief to those in need nationwide and in 10 countries around the world – distributed 105 million pounds of food and essentials – valued at $415 million – worldwide, benefitting 5.4 million people in the U.S. and more than 541,000 individuals internationally, for a total of 5.9 million people globally in fiscal year 2016.
About Feed the Children
Established in 1979, Feed the Children exists to defeat childhood hunger. It is one of the largest U.S.-based charities and serves those in need in the U.S. and in 10 countries around the world. It provides food, education initiatives, essentials and disaster response. It operates five distribution centers located in Oklahoma, Indiana, California, Tennessee and Pennsylvania.
In fiscal year 2017, Feed the Children distributed 79.8 million pounds of food and essentials to children and families in the U.S. Internationally, it provided nutritious food or other benefits to 1,080,000 children, empowered 291,000 parents to make better decisions for their children, and positively impacted more than 1,200 communities and schools in 10 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. It is accredited by GuideStar Exchange and the BBB Wise Giving Alliance.
Visit feedthechildren.org for more information.