ShopRite of Lyndhurst, an Inserra Supermarkets store, recently collected donations to help fill the shelves of community food programs. The “Help Bag Hunger” event, held every September as part of National Hunger Awareness Month, included community leaders and groups committed to highlighting the need for food assistance in their neighborhood.
ShopRite associates and community volunteers partnered to collect non-perishable items and monetary donations for food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, child-care centers, battered women’s shelters, senior citizens programs, drug rehab centers, programs for the mentally and physically disabled, after-school programs and other organizations that aid those in need.
“Help Bag Hunger” is part of the ShopRite Partners In Caring program. Since its inception in 1999, more than $27 million has been donated to 1,700 hunger relief agencies in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Delaware, Pennsylvania and Maryland.