MULLICA HILL — Hundreds of 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. With the “Lending a Hand for Hunger” theme, ShopRite associates once again rolled up their sleeves and worked hard to fight hunger in the communities where ShopRite stores operate.
Associates collected donations at check-out and held various events in store, raising $1.3 million during the popular contest to support regional food banks in communities served by ShopRite stores. Now those associates are being recognized for their dedication and hard work with a prized spot on a special-edition Cheerios box.
Each of the 40 winning ShopRite stores chose two ShopRite associates to be featured on a special-edition Cheerios box. These customized Cheerios boxes, sold exclusively at ShopRite, were unveiled at in-store celebrations in March. Additionally, each winning store was awarded funds to be presented to local food pantries chosen by their store team.
Among this year’s winning stores is the ShopRite of Mullica Hill in Mullica Hill, NJ, which selected Associate, Elizabeth Schmidt of Mullica Hill and Associate, Lawrence Moore also of Mullica Hill are featured on 150,000 special-edition Cheerios boxes for their store’s commitment.
“The 81 ShopRite associates featured on this year’s special-edition Cheerios Box represent the caring and compassion that has come to symbolize the fight against hunger and the commitment of ShopRite Partners In Caring,” said Christine Magyarits, spokesperson for ShopRite Partners In Caring. “Since ShopRite Partners In Caring began in 1999, a total of $40 million has been donated to local food banks to feed the hungry in our communities. The Cheerios contest is one of our favorite annual events and highlights many of our ‘partners’ in the fight against hunger – 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.”