Price Chopper and Produce for Kids Distribute Close to $10,000 to Children's Hospitals as Part of 12th Annual "Get Healthy, Give Hope" Campaign
For Immediate Release November 5, 2014
Contact: Mona Golub Price Chopper 518.379.1480 or Jonathan Pierce, APR Pierce Communications 518.427.1186
(Schenectady, NY) Price Chopper Supermarkets and Produce For Kids, partners in the 12th annual “Get Healthy, Give Hope” campaign, raised $9,405 for area Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®.
The “Get Healthy, Give Hope” campaign, which ran in Price Chopper supermarkets from mid-June through July 2014, encouraged shoppers to make smart healthy food choices. When shoppers purchased fresh fruits and vegetables from participating companies, a donation was earmarked for local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals throughout Price Chopper’s six-state footprint.
“Not only does Produce for Kids encourage healthier choices, it teaches children the importance of giving back to those in need,” said Mona Golub, vice president of public relations and consumer services. “Price Chopper has long focused on encouraging new ways to adopt healthy lifestyles, especially for children who are establishing habits that will last a lifetime.”
Donations were kept in the regions where they were made and were distributed to Children’s Hospital Trust (Boston, MA), Children's Hospital at Albany Medical Center (Albany, NY), Connecticut Children's Medical Center (Hartford, CT), Faxton-St. Luke's Healthcare Foundation (Utica, NY), Samaritan Medical Center (Watertown, NY), The Janet Weis Children's Hospital at Geisinger (Danville, PA), Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital (Syracuse, NY), Vermont Children's Hospital at Fletcher Allen Health Care (Burlington, VT) and Westchester Medical Center (Valhalla, NY)
Created in 2002 by Shuman Produce Inc., a nationwide grower/shipper of sweet onions, Produce for Kids® brings the fresh produce industry together to raise funds for children's non-profit organizations while educating families about the benefits of healthy eating. For more information on the “Get Healthy, Give Hope” campaign, visit www.ProduceForKids.com.
About Price Chopper -30- Based in Schenectady, NY, the Golub Corporation owns and operates 134 Price Chopper grocery stores in New York, Vermont, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The American owned, family-managed company prides itself on longstanding traditions of innovative food merchandising, leadership in community service, and cooperative employee relations. Golub’s 22,000 teammates collectively own more than 47% of the company’s privately held stock, making it one of the nation’s largest privately held corporations that is predominantly employee-owned. For additional information, visit www.pricechopper.com .
About Produce for Kids® Produce for Kids® is a philanthropically based organization that brings the produce industry together to educate consumers about healthy eating with fresh produce and raise funds for local children’s non-profit organizations. Since its creation in 2002 by Shuman Produce Inc., Produce for Kids has raised more than $4.2 million to benefit kids. To learn more about Produce for Kids and healthy eating, visit www.ProduceForKids.com, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram.