Supermarket retailer hosts event as part of ‘Feeding Minds & Bodies’ campaign in support of hunger-fighting charity Feed the Children
Price Rite Marketplace teamed up with Feed the Children, the Boys & Girls Club of Buffalo, Seneca Street Community Development Corp. (CDC), Seneca-Babcock Community Association and Mondelēz International Inc. to distribute food and essentials to 800 local families on Wednesday. The event is part of Price Rite Marketplace’s 2023 “Feeding Minds & Bodies” campaign in partnership with Feed the Children, which helps support food-insecure families in communities where Price Rite Marketplace stores operate.
Each family, preidentified by the Boys and Girls Club of Buffalo, CDC and Seneca-Babcock Community Association, received boxes of food, personal care items, children’s books, backpacks filled with school supplies, bottled water, Price Rite Marketplace gift cards and other essential items provided by Feed the Children and Price Rite Marketplace.
“Price Rite Marketplace is committed to helping food-insecure families in the communities it serves,” said Kevin McDonnell, president of Price Rite Marketplace. “Our ‘Feeding Minds & Bodies’ campaign is one of the many ways we serve our neighbors, and we are grateful to work with Feed the Children and the Boys & Girls Club to provide critical resources to children and families in need in nine cities.”
A press release stated, “Fighting hunger is at the heart of Price Rite Marketplace’s charitable giving and, paired with Feed the Children’s vision to create a world where no child goes to bed hungry, the two created an initiative called ‘Feeding Minds & Bodies,’ which is designed to bring attention to and fight the serious issue of childhood hunger. Price Rite Marketplace and Feed the Children help families by providing food, personal care items and school supplies throughout the year. With one in six U.S. children living in a food-insecure household, hunger remains a serious issue in many communities.”
Feed the Children President and CEO Travis Arnold said, “Hunger not only affects children’s health, but also their performance in school. To properly address childhood hunger and all the issues it causes, people need to work together, and that is what we aim to do with the ‘Feeding Minds & Bodies’ campaign. Partners like Price Rite and the Boys & Girls Club of Buffalo are vital to our mission as we serve vulnerable communities.”
Since partnering with Feed the Children, Price Rite Marketplace has contributed nearly 3 million pounds of food, totaling more than $10 million in gift-in-kind donations, helping more than 165,000 people in 49 cities.