PROVIDENCE — Team members from local Price Rite Marketplace locations presented a check for $70,272 to the Rhode Island Community Food Bank from the supermarket’s annual Check-Out Hunger campaign on May 16, plus an additional $3,000 from the Providence, Warwick and Cranston stores for finishing as the three top-fundraising spots.
Sixty-four Price Rite stores throughout Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Rhode Island banded together to collect donations at checkout from November through December 2017, raising more than $220,000 for food banks across nine states to support the fight against hunger. The supermarket brand has raised more than $1.6 million for the Check-Out Hunger initiative since 2002.
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