The associates honored were Gene Friedland, of Lawrenceville, NJ and Frank Cartelli, of Yardley, in recognition of their fundraising efforts to support regional food banks.
This contest is a tradition that recognizes associates for fighting hunger in the communities where ShopRite stores operate.
ShopRite associates across hundreds of stores compete each fall in this friendly competition.
With this year’s contest theme, “Ending Hunger Together,” serving as the backdrop, ShopRite associates came together last September (Hunger Action Month) to collect donations at checkout and host in-store events, helping to raise $1.5 million for regional food banks in several states.
The 46 top fundraising ShopRite stores select two associates to be featured on special-edition Cheerios boxes, sold exclusively at ShopRite and unveiled during in-store celebrations in February and March.
Each winning store also received prize money ($3,000 for the top five stores, and $500 for the remaining winning stores) to be donated to local food pantries chosen by the respective store teams.
ShopRite of Yardley presented a check for $500 to Penndel Food Pantry, which is part of the Bucks County Housing Group.
PHOTO CAP: Pictured from left, Frank Cartelli (of Yardley), ShopRite associate on Cheerios box; ShopRite of Yardley Store Manager Kris Santana; Gene Friedland (of Lawrenceville, NJ), ShopRite associate on Cheerios box; Maddie Burgess and Trish Rowen, both of Penndel Food Pantry (Bucks County Housing Group), who were honored with a $500 check donation.