MULLICA HILL — ShopRite associates across six states banded together last September in a friendly competition sponsored by ShopRite and General Mills, the annual ShopRite Partners In Caring Cheerios Contest. The theme of this year’s contest was “Providing Hope to the Hungry” and in this spirit, ShopRite associates collected donations at check-out and held various events, raising $1.27 million to support regional food banks in communities served by ShopRite stores.
Among this year’s winners was ShopRite of Mullica Hill. Each of the winning stores was awarded with the selection of two ShopRite associates to be featured on a special-edition Cheerios box. These customized boxes, sold exclusively at ShopRite, were unveiled at in-store celebrations during the month of March. Additionally, each winning store was awarded funds of $3,000 for the top five stores, and $500 for the remaining winning stores, that will be presented to local food pantries chosen by their store team.
ShopRite of Mullica Hill selected Associate Kara Klingensmith of Sicklerville, NJ and Associate Nancy Wells of Franklinville, NJ to be featured on 125,000 special-edition Cheerios boxes for their store’s commitment. Shop Rite of Greenwich Township was also a winner in the contest.
“The ShopRite Partners In Caring program has been providing hope to the hungry in our communities for more than fifteen years,” said Christine Magyarits, spokesperson for ShopRite Partners In Caring. “This contest highlights the ‘partners’ in the program – our dedicated ShopRite associates, our generous customers, and one of our long-time vendor partners, General Mills, who shares our passion for helping those in need of food assistance.”