Stop & Shop to Collect Donations in All Stores to Benefit Victims of Haiti Earthquake

Jan 15, 2010, 13:19 ET from The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company

QUINCY, Mass., Jan. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company today announced that along with its sister supermarkets it will donate $100,000 to the American Red Cross International Response Fund. Additionally, beginning on Saturday, January, 16th and continuing through January 31st, it will be collecting donations in all stores and corporate offices for the Victims of the Haiti earthquake on behalf of the American Red Cross International Response Fund.

In a joint statement issued by Ron Onorato, Division President of Stop & Shop Metro New York, and Mark McGowan, Division President Stop & Shop New England, the company stated, "Due to the extent of the catastrophe, we feel we must do as much as we can to help with the relief efforts by giving our associates and customers an easy way to contribute to the earthquake victims. Our friends, neighbors and customers have been impacted by this disaster.  Stop & Shop hopes that all of our customers and associates will support this vital fund raising effort. Together we can make a difference."

About Stop & Shop

The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company employs more than 59,000 associates and operates stores throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, New York, and New Jersey. The company is a member of the US Green Building Council and has been awarded LEED (EB) certifications for 50 of its existing stores.  Stop & Shop has been recognized by the EPA for the superior energy management of its stores and is also a member of the EPA's Smart Way program.    

SOURCE The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company