On Sunday, November 16, Price Chopper kicked off their annual giving program, “Check Out Hunger,” which runs through Saturday, December 13.
- “round up” their change to the nearest dollar amount and it will be added directly to their grocery bill, and/or
- purchase a food donation of select Price Chopper brand products for $5, $10, or $15.
The initiative raises dollars and food donations for regional food banks, and their affiliated kitchens and pantries, in Price Chopper’s six state footprint including Vermont, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, and Pennsylvania.
“The Check Out Hunger program is a great opportunity for our customers to give to a great cause and really feel like they helped out during the holiday season when people really need it the most. Round Up Your Change is a great way to raise a lot of money for the local food banks but without asking customers to give more than they can. I feel like most people will round-up their change when asked, which in turn adds up to a hefty donation,” said Tamara Julian, Service Co-Manager, Market Bistro store, Latham, NY.
Price Chopper’s Check Out Hunger program began many years ago in response to a need to raise awareness of food insecurity and fight hunger in our local communities. Their customers’ contributions complement their ongoing support of groups and organizations that exist to feed the hungry. The program’s two components give customers the option of providing monetary support, or purchasing food that was carefully selected based on nutritional value.
Since its inception, Price Chopper’s Check Out Hunger campaign has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars and over 50 tons of food.