September 19, 2017

Mayor Baraka to Pack Groceries to "Help Bag Hunger"

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Newark, NJ—September 19, 2017—Mayor Ras J. Baraka will bag groceries to “Help Bag Hunger” on Wednesday, Sept. 20, at 10 a.m., at the ShopRite of Newark, located at 206 Springfield Ave., in Newark’s Central Ward, to raise funds for and awareness of local hunger-fighting efforts.

The event is part of ShopRite’s “Help Bag Hunger Day,” part of the supermarket’s observance of National Hunger Month.  Help Bag Hunger day events are supported by ShopRite Partners in Caring, a year-round, community-based, hunger-fighting initiative that works with more than 50 food industry manufacturers to provide $3 million each year to charitable agencies and food banks. Money raised through ShopRite Partners in Caring helps support a dozen different community-based organizations in Newark, including Newark Emergency Services, Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Food Pantry, St. James AME Church, House of Mercy Mission and United Neighbors Development Corp.

Since its inception in 1999, ShopRite Partners In Caring has donated $42 million to more than 2,000 charities. 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.

The ShopRite Partners In Caring Fund was established in 2002 as a component fund of the Community Foundation of New Jersey to accept private donations that help fund its charitable endeavors. For more information or to learn how you can help, please

Who:              Mayor Ras J. Baraka

What:             Will bag groceries at the ShopRite of Newark to raise funds for and awareness of domestic hunger-fighting efforts.

When:            Wednesday, Sept. 20

                      10 a.m.


Where:           ShopRite of Newark

                       206 Springfield Avenue

                       Central Ward


MEDIA NOTE: Parking is available in the supermarket’s lot.

For more information, contact the Press Information Office – (973) 733-8004.