Cornwall-on-Hudson. ShopRite donates $10,000 to Food Bank of the Hudson Valley

23 Nov 2020 | 02:54

ShopRite representatives present a $10,000 check to representatives from Food Bank of the Hudson Valley on Wednesday, Nov. 11.

The funds were raised by ShopRite Partners In Caring and General Mills to benefit hunger programs for veterans.

ShopRite Partners In Caring raises awareness surrounding food insecurity in the communities where ShopRite stores operate.

Since its inception in 1999, ShopRite Partners In Caring has donated $50 million to more than 2,200 charities.

The Food Bank operates out of a 55,000 square foot warehouse in Cornwall-on-Hudson.

Working in partnership with the food industry, the Food Bank collects large donations of unmarketable but still edible food, and distributes it to charitable agencies feeding hungry people in a six county region. In 2018, the Food Bank provided more than 15 million pounds of food to 400 member agencies in Orange, Ulster, Dutchess, Rockland, Sullivan, and Putnam counties.