ShopRite Shoppers Donate 390,850 Meals to Hungry New Yorkers

Posted on April 12, 2017 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Small Donations Add Up to Make a Big Difference

At Catholic Charities Community Services of Orange and Sullivan’s annual Celebration of Charity dinner, ShopRite Supermarkets presented Catholic Charities of The Archdiocese with a check for $92,000 in support of the 2017 Feeding Our Neighbors food drive. Pictured (left to right) are Rich Martin, ShopRite District Manager, Msgr. Kevin Sullivan, Executive Director, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York, Tom Urtz, ShopRite Vice President of Operations and Chairman of the Board of Catholic Charities Community Services of Orange and Sullivan, and Brett Wing, President of ShopRite Supermarkets Inc.  

A dollar here, two dollars there, what kind of difference can that make feeding so many hungry New Yorkers, ShopRite shoppers may have wondered when cashiers, finished bagging their families’ groceries, asked if they’d like to donate to Catholic Charities Feeding Our Neighbors campaign.

The answer is… A Big Difference! 

  • All told, ShopRite donations added up to a whopping $92,000 
  • In addition, customers donated nearly 23,000 pounds of non-perishable food
  • That adds up to 390,850 meals for the hungry 

ShopRite’s 28 stores in the Hudson Valley along with their shoppers took part for the third time in the annual mid-winter drive to raise food and funds to replenish food pantries throughout our New York archdiocese.

  • Here’s a special shout out to my local ShopRite in Croton on Hudson that led the charge in fundraising. 
  • And here’s to you Wallkill ShopRite shoppers for coming in second
  • And here’s to Chester shoppers for nailing a tight third
  • And all ShopRite shoppers who generously donated during this year’s campaign

“ShopRite staff and customers are the best,” said ShopRite President Brett Wing when he presented the oversized check you see here in March to Catholic Charities Executive Director Msgr. Kevin Sullivan at the appropriately named Catholic Charities Community Services of Orange Sullivan’s annual Celebration of Charity dinner held at Anthony’s Pier 9.

Like the mega-check, need is oversized is well.

“The donations they make to Feeding Our Neighbors come at a time when food pantries are struggling to keep their shelves stocked and clients fed.,” says Monsignor Sullivan. “Catholic Charities and the people we serve are incredibly fortunate to have the generous support of ShopRite and their customers. Both the food collected and the funds raised will go a long way in feeding our hungry neighbors.”

While the Feeding Our Neighbors campaign takes place just two weeks each winter, the need to feed the hungry lasts all year long. For more information about making a donation of cash or food, contact your local food pantry, Catholic Charities office, or visit