The ShopRite of Warminster on Thursday will present a $20,000 check to Philabundance, the Delaware Valley’s largest hunger relief organization. The donation was raised as a part of the annual Check-Out Hunger fundraising campaign.
Each year, ShopRite stores compete to raise funds to benefit local food banks in ShopRite communities across CT, NY, NJ, PA, DE and Maryland.
ShopRite associates in six states raised $950,000 in the 2013 annual contest, $19,500 of which was raised by ShopRite of Warminster alone, according to an announcement from the store.
The ShopRite of Warminster is owned and operated by the Cowhey family.
“We are so proud of our associates for stepping up their efforts this year in the fight against hunger,” said Joe Cowhey, president of the ShopRite of Warminster. “We are also grateful to our generous customers not only for helping us to raise these much-needed funds but also for their commitment to raising awareness of this very serious issue in our community.”
From October through December of last year, ShopRite shoppers added a $1, $3, or $5 donation to their bill at the checkout aisle, helping to raise funds for food banks in ShopRite’s trading areas across six states.