ShopRite employees honored for anti-hunger efforts


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  • Joy Wagner and Cindy Golec of Newton ShopRite are honored on the special-edition Cheerios box.




  • Golec and Wagner, second and third from left, are joined, from left, by Terry Jerauld, director of store operations, Hank Ramberger, vice president and general manager, and Suzanne Des Rochers, assistant store manager




  • At the Byram ShopRite, from left, Linda Pronesti, assistant store manager; Cathie Miller, consumer affairs coordinator; Dan Dobrzynski, store manager; Jamie Sieka and Kayla Steele, Partners in Caring Captains; Hank Ramberger, vice president and general manager; and Terry Jerauld, director of store operations




  • Sieka and Steele are honored on the special-edition Cheerios box.



— Throughout five weeks in August and September 2016, RoNetco ShopRite stores participated in the Annual ShopRite Partners in Caring Program. As a result of their outstanding efforts in fundraising events and overall commitment to the hunger-fighting initiative of being Partners in Caring for our neighbors’ families, homes and communities, associates from five RoNetco ShopRite stores are currently featured on a just-released, special-edition Cheerios box.

The top 40 ShopRite stores in the northeast are featured on this special-edition Cheerios box, with a 2017 theme of Fighting Hunger from the Heart. The RoNetco ShopRite stores pride themselves in regularly earning many of these coveted positions. This is because of the hard work and dedication of their associates, and the generosity of the customers in the communities they serve. Special “unveiling” ceremonies took place this March to honor these team members.

“ShopRite’s purpose is to care deeply about people, helping them to eat well and be happy,” said Vice President and General Manager of RoNetco, Hank Ramberger. “Our teams really went out and exceeded our expectations, and we couldn’t have done it without our customers. We really appreciate everything our customers did for us as well.”

RoNetco Supermarkets, with stores in Morris, Sussex and Warren counties, are committed to fighting hunger. The seven RoNetco ShopRites alone raised in excess of $117,000 in 2016, bringing the total for all ShopRites over the last 18 years to more than $43 million dollars to aid the local food pantries in our communities.

On top of the ShopRite stores’ contributions, RoNetco Supermarkets, Inc. donated another $25,000 and four pallets of food to the NORWESCAP Food Bank at the unveiling events. The food bank distributes over 2,000,000 pounds of food annually to over 120 pantries, shelters, soup kitchens, on-site feeding programs, childcare centers, senior centers, and programs for the disabled in Hunterdon, Sussex & Warren counties.

“ShopRite Partners in Caring is the single greatest asset we have in the fight against hunger in our communities,” said NORWESCAP Food Bank Director, Helene Meissner. “If the stores and customers keep generously donating, we can keep doing what we do and then hopefully each year fewer and fewer people in this community will have to experience what it’s like to be hungry”.




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