Officers, EMS, ShopRite participate in 'Bag Hunger Day'

BUSINESS. Local police, fire, and EMS participated in a day of bagging groceries to raise awareness of the need to end hunger locally.

Sep 23 2019 | 06:38 PM

To help spread the message about hunger, RoNetco Supermarkets invited special honorary baggers to donate their time to bag groceries for the annual ShopRite Partners in Caring Bag Hunger Day.

Volunteers from the Byram Police Department, Byram Fire Department, Lakeland EMS, Hopatcong EMS, and Mayor Alexander Rubenstein donated time to raise awareness, while bagging groceries. They worked diligently at the end of cash registers.

Since its inception in 1999, ShopRite Partners in Caring has donated nearly $44 million dollars to more than 2,000 charities, including local food banks right in our area. During the Bag Hunger Day events, and at ongoing happenings throughout the month of September, cashiers have been accepting monetary donations and asking customers to “round up for hunger” to raise awareness and funds to help stock the shelves of local food pantries.

This program aligns with ShopRite’s aim to demonstrate caring for the community.