Stop & Shop to Collect Donations in All Stores to Benefit Victims of Japan's Natural Disasters

Mar 22, 2011, 10:39 ET from Stop & Shop Supermarket Company

FAIRFIELD, Conn., March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company today announced that, along with its sister Ahold USA supermarkets, $100,000 will be donated to the American Red Cross Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami Fund to support disaster relief efforts to help those affected by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Additionally, beginning today and continuing through Sunday, April 3rd, Stop & Shop will be collecting donations in all stores for the victims of the natural disasters in Japan on behalf of the American Red Cross Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami Fund. One hundred percent of the monies collected will be donated to relief efforts.

"With the extent of the catastrophe in Japan still unknown, we wanted to do our part in helping the relief efforts by giving our associates and customers an easy way to contribute to the victims," said Mark McGowan, New England division president of Stop & Shop.

"It's important to do all that we can in this global outreach effort to help those most in need throughout the country of Japan," said Ron Onorato, New York Metro division president of Stop & Shop.

About Stop & Shop

The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company employs nearly 62,000 associates and operates more than 390 stores throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, New York, and New Jersey. The company helps support local communities fight hunger, combat childhood cancer, and promotes general health and wellness - with emphasis on children's educational and support programs. In its commitment to be a sustainable company, Stop & Shop is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council and EPA's Smart Way program; has been awarded LEED (EB) certifications for 50 of its existing stores; and has been recognized by the EPA for the superior energy management of its stores. Stop & Shop is an Ahold company. To learn more about Stop & Shop, visit

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