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Release Date: Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Media Contact: Evelyn Weiss Francisco (201) 796-7788
Stores Recognized for Outstanding Fundraising during Partners in Caring Campaign
STONY POINT & GARNERVILLE, N.Y., March 19, 2014 – Five Inserra Supermarkets associates from ShopRite of Stony Point and ShopRite of Garnerville were recently featured on a Special Edition Cheerios box celebrating their fund-raising efforts as part of the Partners in Caring Program. The annual program challenges ShopRite associates spanning six states to ban together during National Hunger Action Month to raise awareness and funds within their local communities.
To acknowledge the dedication and efforts of the top 40 stores located throughout the Northeast, 81 associates are being featured on this year’s special-edition Cheerios box, available exclusively at ShopRite. In total, Inserra Supermarkets had seven stores ranking in the Top 40.
ShopRite of Stony Point’s (pictured l-r) Store Manager Peter Cavo, Laura Day of Tomkins Cove and Kenneth Lindland of Cornwall, along with ShopRite of Garnerville’s Joanne Crozier, also of Cornwall and Jeff Lambert of Washingtonville were honored at the box’s official unveiling at each respective store. On hand during the festivities were members of the Inserra family, including Lawrence Inserra, Jr.; Laura Dupont; Marie Inserra-Larsen; and Lawrence Inserra, III, as well as Garnerville Store Manager Slavko Profaca.
Established in 1954 by Patsy Inserra as a privately held business, Inserra Supermarkets remains true to its roots as a family-owned grocery chain committed to serving families and children. In 1980, under the entrepreneurial guidance of the late Lawrence Inserra, the company grew to eight stores and experienced a banner year in 1981, growing to 14 stores.
In addition to the Stony Point and Garnerville stores, the company owns and operates 22 ShopRite supermarkets located in Bayonne, Columbia Park, Emerson, Fair Lawn, Hackensack, Hillsdale, Hoboken, Jersey City, Lodi, Lyndhurst, New Milford, Northvale, Palisades Park, Passaic, Ramsey, Wayne and West Milford in New Jersey and in Rockland County, N.Y., in New City, Tallman and West Nyack.
Inserra Supermarkets is widely acknowledged as a good corporate citizen dedicated to making life better for those in the surrounding neighborhoods in which its supermarkets are located. Philanthropic activities have benefited business associations; education, including public and private schools and universities; churches and temples; health and wellness organizations and hospitals; food pantries and soup kitchens; and other non-profit organizations. Examples include the Wyckoff YMCA, Greater New Jersey Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Hackensack University Medical Center, Mahwah Education Foundation and Table to Table, the first food rescue program serving Northern New Jersey.