Wednesday September 21, Tri-State ShopRite stores celebrate Partners In Caring Day – which at the Bloomfield and Newark stores feature guest appearances of celebrity baggers you know, the Mayors and town council members bagging to fight hunger.
Back for a repeat appearance yesterday morning, owner Neil Greenstein welcomed back Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia, Councilman Nick Joanow, and rookie bagger Town Administrator Matt Watkins.
In the early afternoon, Greenstein was with staffers at his second store in Newark, to get Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka “aproned-up” for his first local bagging appearance at the check out counter. Keeping him company was Councilwoman Gayle Chaneyfield, bagging at an adjacent check out line.
If you happened to be at the check out stand while the Mayors were there, Greenstein announced that 10% of your receipt would go to local food banks. This annual in-store event generates money and awareness to the issues of local hunger. ShopRite Partners in Caring is a year-round, community based program.
Since its inception in 1999, ShopRite Partners In Caring has donated 440 million to local food banks, supporting more than 2,000 charities that feed the hungry in communities served by ShopRite stores.