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Warminster ShopRite Raises $20K for Philabundance

The donation was raised as a part of the annual Check-Out Hunger fundraising campaign.

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. 

Jen Petherbridge April 23, 2014 at 04:13 PM
It should be mentioned that the Warminster ShopRite does not donate to the local food pantry in Warminster - the YWCA food pantry. The Inquirer ran an article last month about how Philabundance takes donations from outside communities such as ours, and then sells them back to the smaller local charities. It's a shame that ShopRite does not directly contribute to our community.

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