Price Chopper’s 2012 “Check Out Hunger” campaign raised $24,682.13 and 34,349 pounds of food for 14 local food banks and their affiliated kitchens and pantries in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania and Vermont.
“At Price Chopper, we’re committed to helping people feed and care for themselves and their families throughout the year,” said Mona Golub, vice president of public relations and consumer & marketing services. “After the year-end holidays, many food banks have low reserves. Our “Check Out Hunger” campaign helps to raise funds, food and awareness that hunger is a year-round issue for so many in our communities. As winter weather settles across New York and New England, we count our blessings and proudly acknowledge that our teammates and customers continue to generously answer the call to contribute.”
For six weeks in November and December, “Check Out Hunger” gave shoppers the opportunity to add a small monetary donation to their bill (bringing the total to the next whole dollar amount) through the Round Up Your Change program and/or purchase a set-price Food Package, a $5, $10 or $15 selection of pantry essentials.
This week, the tallied donations of cases of food and checks are being delivered to area food banks/pantries, including the Commission on Economic Opportunity/Weinberg Food Bank (Wilkes-Barre, PA), Connecticut Food Bank (Waterbury, CT), Food Bank of Central New York (Syracuse, NY), The Food Bank of the Hudson Valley (Cornwall on Hudson, NY), Food Bank of the Southern Tier (Elmira, NY), Food Bank of Western Massachusetts (Hatfield, MA), Foodshare (Bloomfield, CT), Hopkinton Food Pantry (Hopkinton, MA), Marlborough Community Cupboard (Marlborough, MA), New Hampshire Food Bank (Manchester, NH), Region Food Bank of Northeastern New York (Latham, NY), Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley (Allentown, PA), Vermont Foodbank (Barre, VT) and Worcester County Food Bank (Shrewsbury, MA.)
“Check Out Hunger” is an annual giving program and was available at all 130 Price Choppers throughout the chain’s six state footprint (CT, MA, NH, PA and VT.)