Check-Out Hunger is grateful to QuickChek and the communities it serves for its generous donations to the annual fundraiser.
QuickChek Corp. is helping to feed hungry families in New Jersey’s metropolitan area through its partnership with Check-Out Hunger. During the seven-week campaign, QuickChek raised $160,000. The company’s Piscataway store raised $10,877, the most money of the chain’s 143 stores.
The Whitehouse Station, N.J.-based fresh convenience market chain is a campaign partner of Check-Out Hunger, an annual fundraiser that takes place every autumn at most major supermarkets and convenience stores throughout the region benefiting more than 30 Feeding America food banks and affiliates from New England to Florida.
The Community Food Bank of New Jersey, the Hudson Valley Food Bank and Long Island Cares are among those beneficiaries.
Heather Stillman, QuickChek’s community involvement coordinator, store leader Nelly Pozo and assistant store leader Steve Evanowski presented the check to Check-Out Hunger coordinator Mary O’Connell and Community FoodBank of New Jersey Director of Volunteer Services Faye Kuhn in QuickChek’s Piscataway store on Jan. 28.
The company raised $125,000 as a first year campaign partner in 2014. All of the money raised benefits those in need within the counties in which QuickChek operates store locations.
“Check-Out Hunger is the largest campaign for the food bank and to receive this donation from a convenience market is almost unbelievable,” said O’Connell. “For QuickChek to increase their donation by so much in their second year is a true testament to their commitment in embracing their communities.”
Shoppers at each of QuickChek’s stores throughout New Jersey, New York’s Hudson Valley and Long Island donated $1, $3 or $5 coupons at check-out counters during a seven week period in November and December to provide food, help and hope to those in need.
“We would like to once again thank each and every customer who shares our belief in helping those in need and continuing to give so generously,” said QuickChek CEO Dean Durling, whose family-owned company has been named one of the most generous in the state by New Jersey Monthly magazine in each of the past two years.
This is the 25th year of Check-Out Hunger, which launched its Silver anniversary with a Check-Out Hunger balloon at the QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning in Association with PNC Bank last summer.
In addition to participating in Check-Out Hunger, QuickChek team members aid thousands of area families and individuals in need by volunteering to box and sort food donations at the Community FoodBank of New Jersey, the Hudson Valley Food Bank and Long Island Cares throughout the year.