FLORIDA — ShopRite announced its Veterans Fundraising Campaign will return. Held at 35 stores throughout New York and New Jersey, the 11th annual campaign will run through Aug. 3. Donations will be collected at ShopRite stores throughout the Hudson Valley and Capital Region in New York, along with three New Jersey ShopRite stores, with all proceeds benefitting local veterans organizations.
In addition to the donations ShopRite collects at checkout, its annual Veterans Fundraising Campaign also includes events coordinated and led by store associates. This year, store associates have organized fundraising events throughout the summer including car shows, food drives, pancake breakfasts, tricky trays, corn hole, golf and softball tournaments and more, with all proceeds from each event directly benefitting veterans organizations.
“We greatly appreciate all that our local veterans have done and are excited to announce the return of our annual veterans fundraising campaign,” said Tom Urtz, vice president of operations, ShopRite Supermarkets, Inc. “Thanks to the generous support of our ShopRite associates and customers, we can continue to help make a difference in the lives of veterans and their families within the communities we serve.”
The 2019 Veterans Fundraising Campaign will benefit local veterans organizations including Tower of Hope, Hudson Valley Honor Flight, Committee for the Families of War Veterans, Orange County Veterans Food Pantry, Tri-County Council for Vietnam Era War Veterans and the Unified Military Affairs Council, in addition to other local organizations that serve communities within ShopRite’s trading area.
In 2018, ShopRite raised more than $1 million to benefit local veterans organizations, yielding the most funds raised for a Veterans Fundraising Campaign in a single year. More than $5 million has been raised since the campaign’s 2009 inception.
“This campaign relies on the efforts and generosity of ShopRite customers, store associates and vendors, and we would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone who continues to support this important initiative year after year,” said Brett Wing, president and chief operating officer, ShopRite Supermarkets, Inc.
ShopRite Supermarkets, Inc., which owns and operates 35 stores in New York and New Jersey, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Wakefern Food Corp., the largest supermarket cooperative in the U.S. with more than 276 ShopRite supermarkets located in six states.
The full list of ShopRite stores participating in the veterans fundraising campaign in New York includes in Albany County: ShopRite of Albany, ShopRite of Colonie and ShopRite of Slingerlands; in Columbia County: ShopRite of Hudson; in Dutchess County: ShopRite of Fishkill, ShopRite of Lagrangeville and ShopRite of Poughkeepsie; in Orange County: ShopRite of Chester, ShopRite of Dolson Avenue and ShopRite of Wallkill in Middletown, ShopRite of Monroe, ShopRite of Montgomery, ShopRite of Newburgh, ShopRite of Vails Gate, and ShopRite of Warwick; in Putnam County: ShopRite of Carmel; in Rensselaer County: ShopRite of North Greenbush; in Schenectady County: ShopRite of Niskayuna; in Sullivan County: ShopRite of Liberty, ShopRite of Monticello; in Ulster County: ShopRite of Ellenville, ShopRite of Kingston, and ShopRite of New Paltz; in Westchester County: ShopRite of Bedford, ShopRite of Cortlandt, ShopRite of Croton, ShopRite of New Rochelle, ShopRite of Scarsdale, ShopRite of Thornwood, ShopRite of Greenway Plaza and ShopRite of Tuckahoe Road in Yonkers and ShopRite of White Plains.