ShopRite Kicks-Off Can Can Sale with Donation to Local Food Banks

ShopRite’s annual Can Can Sale, begins Thursday, January 5th and will run through Saturday, January 21st. This year, to bring awareness to the ever-growing issue of hunger in local communities, ShopRite will launch “Cans for Fans” – a program that enables ShopRite Facebook fans to get involved in ShopRite’s fight against hunger.

For every fan on ShopRite’s official Facebook page ( http://www.facebook.com/shoprite.supermarket), ShopRite will donate one can of food, up to 50,000 cans, to local food banks in the communities it serves. Fans are encouraged to spread the word about “Cans for Fans” by sharing ShopRite’s official Facebook page with friends. The more “Likes” ShopRites receives, the more cans it will donate to those in need.  It’s as simple as that!

“The annual Can Can sale is a great opportunity for ShopRite to help raise awareness of the issue of hunger in our communities,” said Christine Magyarits, Community Relations manager for ShopRite. “‘Cans for Fans’ is a powerful way to engage our customers in the fight against this ever-growing problem in our nation. Hunger affects us all and we thank our loyal fans for continuing to help us in support of this worthy cause.”

In 2011, in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the legendary Can Can sale, ShopRite donated 40,000 cans of food to local food banks in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Maryland and Delaware.

ShopRite has long been a partner to food banks in the areas it serves through its ShopRite Partners In Caring program.  Founded in 1999, ShopRite Partners In Caring has given more than $27 million to food banks, which has helped to feed millions of people.

The Can Can sale continues to have a loyal and devoted following among ShopRite customers who eagerly await this annual event. Over the years, the Can Can Sale has changed and grown. Originally intended to focus solely on ShopRite private label products, today many national brands are included, as well. In fact, Can Can proved so popular that in 2002, ShopRite introduced a Summer Can Can Sale.

Although there are no sales figures available from the early days of ShopRite’s Can Can, the company estimates it has sold more than 3 billion cans over the sale’s 40 year history.

The 2012 ShopRite Can Can sale begins on January 5th and runs through January 21st at all ShopRite stores in the Northeast.

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