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AMHERST TIMES: Price Rite Marketplace partners with Feed the Children and Kraft for "Feeding Minds & Bodies" campaign


WHAT: Price Rite Marketplace and Feed the Children, together with event partner Kraft, will provide food and essentials to families in need in the Amherst area. Each of the 800 families, pre-identified by Catholic Charities, will receive a 25-pound box of food; a 10-pound box of essentials including shampoo, conditioner, lotion and personal-care items; and additional food, including seasonal fresh produce available during the fall harvest season, and shelf-stable items provided by Price Rite Marketplace.

WHEN: Thursday, September 27, 2018

Opening Ceremony: 9:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Distribution of Food & Essentials: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

WHERE: Price Rite Marketplace of Amherst 4224 Maple Rd. Amherst, NY 14226

WHO: Melinda LaChapelle, Vice President of Operations, Price Rite Marketplace Mike Ghassali, Senior Director of Corporate Partnerships, Feed the Children Shanna Carnes, Event Manager, Feed the Children

VISUALS: A Feed the Children semi-truck filled with much-needed food and essentials that will be distributed to 800 families volunteers on-site serving and assisting opening remarks from local dignitaries, who will speak to the issue of food insecurity in the local community
Opening remarks from Price Rite Marketplace and Feed the Children

WHY: 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, they have created an initiative, Price Rite Marketplace: Feeding Minds & Bodies, to provide some of America's most vulnerable children with food, personal care items, books and school supplies throughout the year and help tackle the serious issue of childhood hunger. Price Rite Marketplace and Feed the Children will host eight events in 2018 to address seasonal issues such as lack of food during the summer months, back-to-school, and holiday hunger.

Originally published on Amherst Times. Republished with permission.

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