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Pearl River ShopRite, Local Officials Help Bag Hunger

Orangetown Supervisor Andy Stewart, Rockland County Legislator Ed Day, Pearl River Rotary member Chris Smith helped raise money for People to People as part of the ShopRite Partners in Caring program.

The Pearl River ShopRite brought in a few extra workers to bag groceries Wednesday.

Orangetown Town Supervisor Andy Stewart, Rockland County Legislator Ed Day, People To People Executive Director Diane Serratore and Chris Smith of the Pearl River Rotary all took part in the ShopRite Partners in Caring "Help Bag Hunger" program.

Since 1999, ShopRite has helped to fight hunger by raising money for charitable agencies in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Delaware, Pennsylvania and Maryland, according to Cheryl Scorzetti, front end manager of Pearl River ShopRite.

While the four grocery baggers were at the market for only one day, Scorzetti said ShopRite collects donations for People To People for about five weeks every year. Serratore said that ShopRite donates about $2,000 to People to People every year, and allows the organization to hold food drives at the super market. She estimated that People to People has collected five tons of food at ShopRite food drives.

rockland community foundation September 20, 2012 at 01:22 PM
The Rockland Community Foundation salutes ShopRite, People to People and our legislators who participated in the Partners in Caring "Help Bag Hunger' program. Hunger is a critical and growing concern in our county. Programs such as these go far in calling attention to this issue while bringing food to families in need.
Diane Serratore September 21, 2012 at 05:09 AM
Yahoo for ShopRIte and the Rockland Community Foundation for their support of People to People and its efforts to feed Rockland's hungry.

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