Price Chopper Supermarkets to Participate in Check Out Hunger Campaign

November 12, 2013 at 8:51 AM

SYRACUSE, NY – Price Chopper supermarkets will present customers with the opportunity to “Check Out Hunger” this fall. The annual Food Bank of Central New York campaign, hosted by Price Chopper, begins November 17th, and provides shoppers with a quick and easy way to help feed the hungry in their communities.

From November 17th through December 14th, 2013, Price Chopper customers will have the option to round up their change at the checkout registers. Customers can also donate $5, $10 or $15 for a food package containing non-perishable food items for distribution throughout Food Bank’s the emergency food network.

Food and funds raised at 22 Price Chopper locations in the Central New York area will support Food Bank of Central New York. Food Bank is the hub of the emergency food network, and supplies food to 261 food pantries, soup kitchens and emergency shelters.

“We’re so pleased to again partner with Price Chopper shoppers for this opportunity,” said Kathleen Stress, executive director of Food Bank, “Price Chopper is all about good food and good value so it is a natural partnership to extend nutritious food supplies to individuals and families who need assistance with making ends meet.”

About the Food Bank of Central New York

Food Bank of Central New York is a not-for-profit organization working to eliminate hunger through nutritious food distribution, education, and advocacy in cooperation with the community. Food Bank serves as the primary food supplier for 261 emergency food programs in 11 counties of New York State, distributing 13,420,441 pounds of food last year. Food Bank of Central New York is a certified member of Feeding America. Visit www.foodbankcny.org for more information on the agency and its programs.

About Price Chopper

Based in Schenectady, NY, the Golub Corporation owns and operates 130 Price Chopper grocery stores in New York, Vermont, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The American owned, family-managed company prides itself on longstanding traditions of innovative food merchandising, leadership in community service, and cooperative employee relations. Golub’s 22,000 teammates collectively own 47% of the company’s privately held stock, making it one of the nation’s largest privately held corporations that is predominantly employee-owned. For additional information, visit www.pricechopper.com.