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Price Rite Marketplace Partners with Feed the Children to Donate Food & Essentials to York Families

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June 27, 2019
Supermarket Retailer Hosts Event with Co-Sponsor Pepsi and Salvation Army York to Kick Off Feed the Children’s “Feeding Minds & Bodies” Campaign to Fight Summer Hunger
 
WHAT:                 Price Rite Marketplace and Feed the Children, together with event partners Pepsi and Salvation Army York, will provide food and essentials to families in the York area. Eight-hundred local families will receive a 25-pound box of food; a 10-pound box of essentials including shampoo, conditioner, lotion and personal-care items; a collection of children’s books; a bag of additional fresh produce and shelf stable items provided by Price Rite Marketplace. The families were pre-identified based on need by the Salvation Army York.
 
WHEN:                Thursday, June 27, 2019
                            Opening Ceremony:                                     9:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
                             Distribution of Food & Essentials:              10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.     
 
WHERE:               Price Rite Marketplace of York 
                             2142 S Queen St.
                             York, PA 17403
 
WHO:                  Phillip Given, Chief of Staff to York Mayor Michael Helfrich
                              Kristin Phillips-Hill, State Senator
                              Carol Hills-Evans, State Representative
                             Jim Dorey, President, Price Rite Marketplace
                             Michael Ippolito, Director of Human Resources, Price Rite Marketplace
Nick Dispenziere, VP Sales and Merchandising, Price Rite Marketplace
John Corpora, District Manager, Price Rite Marketplace
Major Dennis Camuti, Corp Officer, Salvation Army York
Chet Jones, Sr. Director of Corporate Partnerships, Feed the Children
Joe Allegro, Sr. Director of Corporate Partnerships, Feed the Children
Shanna Carnes, Event Manager, Feed the Children
                                                                                                     
VISUALS:             Two Feed the Children semi-trucks filled with much-needed food and essentials that will be distributed to 800 families
Volunteers on-site serving and assisting members of the York community
Remarks from local dignitaries who will speak to the issue of food insecurity in the community
Remarks from Price Rite Marketplace, Salvation Army York and Feed the Children
 
WHY:                   Fighting hunger is at the heart of Price Rite Marketplace’s charitable giving and paired with Feed the Children’s vision to create a world where no child goes to bed hungry, they have created the initiative, Feeding Minds & Bodies. The campaign’s goal is to provide some of America’s most vulnerable children with food, personal care items, books and school supplies throughout the year and help tackle the serious issue of childhood hunger and ensure healthy childhood development. Price Rite Marketplace and Feed the Children will host eight events in 2019 to address seasonal issues such as lack of food during the summer months, back-to-school, and holiday hunger. Since the inception of its partnership with Feed the Children in 2015, Price Rite Marketplace has donated approximately 1.7 million pounds of food and essentials.
 
CONTACT:          
To schedule an interview or receive further information about the event, please contact BML Public Relations:

Alexis Paul | 973-337-6395 ext. 102
 

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