Keasbey, NJ - November 7, 2012- Wakefern
Food Corp. announced today that on behalf of its ShopRite and
PriceRite stores, it will donate up to $1 million in both
funds and in-kind donations to assist in the relief efforts
for those struggling in the wake of super storm Sandy.
The company's support will focus on regional food
banks in the areas its stores serve throughout the Northeast
who are providing meals and other assistance to those who
have been displaced from their homes.
"The areas hardest hit by the storm are at the
center of where our stores are located and our associates
live. Many of those devastated by Sandy are our friends and
neighbors. Reaching out and providing meals and other
supplies remains our primary focus and effort in the days
following the storm," said Joseph Colalillo, chairman
and CEO of Wakefern Food Corp. "To that end, Wakefern
has committed $1 million in funds and in-kind donations to
help aid in post-storm relief and recovery."
In the hours following the storm, individual stores
began addressing the needs of their communities, donating
food, water and ice to local charities and government
agencies. As relief efforts progressed, truckloads of food,
water and prepared meals have been dispatched from
Wakefern's warehouses to regional food banks that are on
the front line of relief efforts. "In difficult times
like these, we often find that the greatest need emerges in
the weeks and months following a devastating event,"
said Joe Sheridan, president and COO, Wakefern Food Corp.
"As our communities begin to recover from the impact of
this storm, we will work to ensure that our support reaches
our neighbors who have been most severely