DANBURY, Conn. -- Danbury Stop & Shop's associates and customers raised $3,058 to help fight hunger in the community, the Stop & Shop Supermarket Co. recently announced.
The money was raised through the sale of specially designed donation cards and fundraising events held from Nov. 1 through Nov. 24 at the store. The money will be donated to the Association of Religious Communities Inc.
The donation is part of the Stop & Shop Supermarket Co.’s 2016 Food for Friends in-store campaign, which helped raise $275,421 across several states to provide hunger relief to area residents. Together with a corporate match, Stop & Shop will donate $354,421 to local and regional food banks.
“Stop & Shop is committed to helping the communities we serve," said Cindy Carrasquilla, PR and Community Relations Manager for Stop & Shop's New York Metro. "We are grateful for our customers and associates for their continued support in making Food for Friends and our other hunger relief programs so successful.”
Stop & Shop operates 419 stores throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York and New Jersey, and it employs more than 61,000 associates.
The company helps support local communities fight hunger, combat childhood cancer and promote general health and wellness. Learn more about Stop & Shop at its website.