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Rep. Fishbein Bags Groceries for Charity

Posted on September 21, 2018 by admin


State Representative Craig Fishbein donned an apron for an hour on Wednesday, September 19, and bagged groceries for charity at the Wallingford ShopRite.

ShopRite’s annual Partners in Caring Help Bag Hunger Day takes place on the third Wednesday of September to bring awareness to the issue of hunger in local communities. Elected officials and community leaders spend part of their day bagging groceries for customers, discussing hunger and working to increase awareness while Shop Rite accepts donations for local charities.

“Hunger and food instability affect every community in our state and country and I’m happy to lend a hand and bring awareness to these important issues locally,” Rep. Fishbein said. “I want to thank ShopRite for always being supportive of our community and allowing me to play a small role in their charitable giving campaigns.”

According to the company website, Shop Rite, with stores in six Northeast states, has donated more than $3 million annually to qualified charitable agencies, and $48 million to more than 2,100 charities since its inception in 1999. ShopRite Partners In Caring supports emergency food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, child care centers, battered women’s shelters, senior citizen programs, drug rehab centers, programs for the mentally and physically disabled, after-school programs and other organizations that aid those in need.

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