Partners in Caring
ShopRite Partners In Caring is a year-round, community-based, hunger-fighting initiative through which ShopRite associates have raised more than $48 million since its inception in 1999. The Partners in Caring program assists more than 2,200 charities that aid those in need, including emergency food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, child care centers, women’s shelters, senior citizen programs, drug rehabilitation centers, programs for the mentally- and physically-challenged, and after-school programs, among others.
For 20 years, ShopRite has partnered with General Mills for an annual contest that rewards the stores that raise the most money for Partners in Caring. Top stores nominate two of their associates – with the No. 1 store naming three – to appear on a special edition box of Cheerios that debuts in March of the following year. General Mills also gives the top stores donations of $1,000 to $3,000 for food pantries selected by the stores.
Associates at ShopRite of Medford, ShopRite of Lawnside and ShopRite of Gibbstown are very motivated not for the sake of competition, but to raise money for local people in need. Their drive is not unlike the guiding philosophy of ShopRite of Medford Store Manager Carney Siciliano: “People first, results second.” At all three stores, associates focus on people and accept the good results that follow.