(Updated with video) Bloomfield Mayor Bagging Groceries At Brookdale ShopRite For Partners in Caring Day

Update: Check out the mayor bagging from today’s event.

For the past several years, Bloomfield Mayor Ray McCarthy has donned a clerk’s apron and stood at one of Brookdale ShopRite’s checkout counters asking “paper or plastic?”

No, the mayor is not moonlighting—you’ll find him once a year working the counter at Brookdale ShopRite to raise awareness and funds for local community food banks. Today, “ShopRite Partners in Caring Day,”  the mayor continues his annual tradition of bagging groceries to symbolically “bag” hunger in the community, from 1:30 – 2:30 pm.

Shoppers have the opportunity to greet the mayor, and contribute to local food banks by making a cash donation upon checkout, and donating canned and dry goods.

Nearly 50 million Americans, including more than 16 million children are suffering from hunger. September is National Hunger Action Month, but “ShopRite Partners in Caring,” the corporation’s community based, hunger fighting charity, operates year round.  Since its inception in 1999, ShopRite Partners in Caring has donated $29 million to local food banks which support more than 1,700 charities in the Northeast.

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  1. That was me! Those are my groceries!!! We had a good chat while he was bagging my groceries… and no, I didn’t say hey I’m a Realtor and talk shop about tax issues etc. it wasn’t the time! he was there doing something great for the community and raising awareness! he’s a really nice guy! I wish him the best!!

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