WEST BRIDGEWATER, Mass., June 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- New England's oldest and longest operating food retailer remains committed to helping end hunger in towns and cities across Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont and Rhode Island.
As part of this commitment to hunger relief, Shaw's and Star Market stores will work with local foodbanks to implement Fresh Rescue, a food donation program in conjunction with Feeding America. Through Fresh Rescue, Shaw's and Star Market stores will donate wholesome, nutritious products most needed by food banks, including meat. Shaw's & Star Market stores in Massachusetts and Maine will be the first stores in the Division to begin the rollout of Fresh Rescue. After a successful rollout in these two States, store locations in Rhode Island, New Hampshire, and Vermont will also launch the program.
"At Shaw's and Star Market we remain committed to battling hunger so that no child or family goes without a meal. The Fresh Rescue program is one more way that we are working to help make a difference," said Shaw's President, Paul Gossett.
"We are proud to partner with Feeding America on our rollout of the Fresh Rescue program. Their expertise, dedication, and passion to helping end hunger will help us ensure a successful program. In addition to Feeding America, we are also working closely with our friends and partners at the Greater Boston Food Bank, Worcester County Food Bank and the Good Shepherd Food Bank on this first phase of the program rollout in Massachusetts and Maine," added Gossett.
"Albertsons Companies is a longstanding food donor to the Feeding America network. They continue to support food banks across the nation through a broad range of donation initiatives. Feeding America is grateful for our partnership with Albertsons Companies and its New England Shaw's and Star Market Division," Matt Knott, President Feeding America.
About Shaw's & Star Market Shaw's and Star Market are working to become the favorite local supermarket in every state it operates. Shaw's is one of the oldest continuously operated supermarkets in the United States with its roots dating to 1860. Throughout five New England states, there are 154 store locations employing approximately 19,000 employees. For more information about Shaw's and Star Market, please visit www.shaws.com or connect with us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/starmarket or http://www.facebook.com/Shaws.