Customers of the North Haven Stop & Shop helped raise $3,000 to help fight hunger as part of the franchise's annual October-through-December Food for Friends program.
Shoppers were given the option of donating $1, $3, or $5 “paper turkeys” at the franchise. Nationwide, the program raised over $2 million across 392 stores.
“We are overwhelmed by the generosity and support from our customers and associates for Food for Friends,” said Stop & Shop spokesperson Arlene Putterman in a press release. “We exceeded the amount raised in 2009 by 40%! Even a tough economy could not dampen the spirit of giving that exists with the associates and customers in our communities.”
Money raised was donated to the North Haven Congregational Church to help fund its ongoing hunger-relief programs and food bank, as well as to area state-sponsored food banks.