ShopRite kicks off annual veterans fundraising campaign

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ShopRite is holding its 12th annual veterans fundraising campaign at 35 stores throughout New York and New Jersey through Aug. 15, including the Spotswood location.

“We’re proud to hold our veterans fundraising campaign for a 12th year to benefit our local heroes,” said Tom Urtz, vice president of operations, ShopRite Supermarkets, Inc. “With the ongoing support of our generous ShopRite associates and customers, we can continue to help countless veterans and their families within the communities we serve, and for that we’re extremely grateful.”

The 2020 campaign will benefit local veterans organizations including Tower of Hope, Hudson Valley Honor Flight, Committee for the Families of War Veterans, Orange County Veterans Food Pantry, Tri-County Council for Vietnam Era War Veterans, Unified Military Affairs Council and the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor, in addition to other local organizations that serve communities within ShopRite’s trading area.

In 2019, ShopRite raised $910,000 to benefit local veterans organizations. More than $5.9 million has been raised since the campaign’s 2009 inception.

“We take great pride in the continued success of this important initiative year after year,” said Brett Wing, president and chief operating officer, ShopRite Supermarkets, Inc. “We express our sincere gratitude and thanks to everyone who makes it possible through their support and contributions.”