Price Rite Marketplace in Manchester recently teamed up with anti-hunger organization Feed the Children and event partners Conagra and NH Food Bank to distribute food and essentials to 400 local families in need. Each family, pre-identified based on need by NH Food Bank, received a 25-pound box of food; 10-pound box of essentials like shampoo, conditioner, lotion and personal-care items; a bag of additional fresh produce and shelf-stable items; and two backpacks filled with school supplies for the upcoming school year provided by Price Rite Marketplace and Conagra.
The community event was part of the supermarket retailer’s 2019 Feeding Minds & Bodies Campaign, in partnership with Feed the Children, which helps food insecure and struggling families in the communities where Price Rite Marketplace stores operate.
The campaign’s goal is help tackle childhood hunger and promote healthy childhood development by providing food, personal care items, books and school supplies throughout the year. Price Rite Marketplace and Feed the Children will host eight events in 2019 to address seasonal issues such as lack of food during the summer months, back-to-school, and holiday hunger. Since the inception of its partnership with Feed the Children in 2015, Price Rite Marketplace has donated approximately 1.7 million pounds of food and essentials.