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Price Rite Supermarkets announces annual 'Check-Out Hunger' fundraising campaign

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Thu, Nov 10th 2016 04:25 pm

Through Dec. 31, supermarket chain to collect donations to benefit local food banks

Price Rite Supermarkets has announced the launch of its annual "Check-Out Hunger" fundraising campaign, which will benefit local food banks in communities served by Price Rite stores across the northeast.

Through Dec. 31, 62 Price Rite stores throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Maryland and Virginia will collect donations at checkout in an effort to support the fight against hunger. Price Rite shoppers can add a $1, $3 or $5 donation to their bill, and 100 percent of the funds raised will be donated to local hunger-fighting charities and organizations.

The supermarket chain contributes approximately $500,000 annually to local food banks and food pantries to benefit local families in need within the communities it serves.

"We are honored to continue our campaign for 'Check Out Hunger' and raise funds to help those in need within the communities our stores serve," said Neil Duffy, president of Price Rite. "Fighting hunger in the local community is at the heart of Price Rite's charitable giving, and this campaign would not be a success without the drive from our store associates and the generosity of our customers, who make it possible to continue to support this worthy cause."

Since 2002, Price Rite has raised over $1.2 million for the Check-Out Hunger initiative to benefit 22 Feeding America Food Banks in eight states. This includes the Food Bank of the Southern Tier and the Food Bank of Western New York.

For more information, visit www.PriceRiteSupermarkets.com.

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