Philadelphia-area readers, here's a link for an opportunity for you to give back to our community. If you'll be in the area, please consider bringing a canned food donation to this event.
What's my connection? I'm a ShopRite customer and I also write for ShopRite's blog, Potluck. Oh yes, and you know we love the Phillies.
Here is the official press release. Hope that you can attend!:
Tailgate Party with ShopRite and the Phillies!
Join the ShopRite Potluck blogger team as they tailgate with ShopRite and the Phillies this Sunday, July 10th from 11 AM - 3 PM. Aside from a great game (Phillies v. Braves) and an excuse to hang with the Phanatic and Phillies legend Greg Luzinski -- both scheduled to appear! -- this event is also a food drive to benefit Philabundance, the Delaware Valley's largest hunger relief organization. So, come on down, learn to Can Can with your favorite Potluck blogger and the Phillies Ball Girls. Don't forget your canned food donation. Just look for the ShopRite Can Can 40th Anniversary truck, featuring the iconic Can Can dancers, located on Citizens Bank Way -- see you at the ball game!
Additional highlights of the day’s events:
LIVE 98.1 WOGL broadcast with The Breakfast Club hosts Valerie Knight and Frank Lewis;
A chance to win tickets to ShopRite Day at the Phillies on Sunday, August 28;
Food sampling and giveaways, while supplies last;
An appearance by the Phillies Phanatic*;
And… a special visit by Phillies legend Greg Luzinski*.
The event is open to the public; game tickets are not required to access the ShopRite Partners In Caring food drive on Citizens Bank Way.
ShopRite is a proud sponsor of the Phillies and a longtime friend to Philabundance, the largest hunger relief organization in the Delaware Valley. Through its ShopRite Partners In Caring program, ShopRite donates more than $2 million annually to food banks, such as Philabundance, throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Delaware and Maryland.
ShopRite is also one of the many Phillies partners taking part in the Phans Feeding Families month- long initiative, aimed to help raise money and collect food to feed the 900,000 people in the Delaware Valley that are at risk of hunger each year. For more information, please visit www.phillies.com/feeding families.
“Fighting hunger lies at the very heart of the ShopRite Partners In Caring program and we have enjoyed a long partnership with Philabundance, helping them to feed those in need throughout the Philadelphia region,” said Chris Magyarits, spokeswoman for ShopRite Partners In Caring. “Extending that partnership to include the Phillies with this event is a fun way to engage our customers in the cause and to bring awareness to the issue of hunger to the Philadelphia community.”
“ShopRite has long been a supporter of helping to feed those in need," said David Buck, Senior Vice President, Marketing & Advertising Sales, The Phillies. “We're proud to partner with them in this unique food drive, which is among the many outreach efforts included in the month-long Phans Feeding Families initiative.”
“Grocery bills tend to go up during summer months when the children are home, which poses a challenge for many families,” said Marianne Lynch, Director of Development for Philabundance.
“ShopRite Partners In Caring’s tailgate and food drive come at a critical time and will benefit the many families struggling right now in the Delaware Valley.”
*scheduled to appear
ShopRite is the registered trademark of Wakefern Food Corp., a retailer-owned cooperative, based in Keasbey, NJ and the largest supermarket cooperative in the United States. With more than 230 ShopRite supermarkets located throughout New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Delaware and Maryland, ShopRite serves more than five million customers each week. A long-time supporter of key community efforts, ShopRite is dedicated to fighting hunger in the communities it serves. Through its ShopRite Partners In Caring program, ShopRite has donated more than $24 million to 1,700 worthy charities and food banks since the program began in 1999. As a title sponsor of the LPGA’s ShopRite Classic, ShopRite has raised more than $23 million for local schools, hospitals and community groups. For more information, please visit www.ShopRite.com.
Philabundance reduces hunger and food insecurity in the Delaware Valley by providing food access to people in need in partnership with organizations and individuals. Philabundance provides a full plate of services to close to 500 member agencies in 9 counties, who serve approximately 65,000 people per week at an aggregate cost of 50 cents per meal. There are more than 900,000 people in the Delaware Valley who are at risk for chronic hunger and malnutrition. In 2010, Philabundance distributed 21 million pounds of food. For more information about Philabundance, visit www.philabundance.org or call 215-339-0900.