by Toms River Township
TOMS RIVER-As part of a national effort to raise funds and awareness during National Hunger Action Month, Mayor Thomas F. Kelaher and Councilwoman Maria Maruca helped bag groceries at the ShopRite on Fischer Boulevard.
“The fight against hunger is an important cause where we can make a significant difference for the community,” said Mayor Kelaher.
ShopRite and General Mills partnered in the effort, which runs until the end of September. During this time, shoppers will be asked by a cashier if they would like round off their total bill to the next dollar to help fill the shelves of local community food banks.
Councilwoman Maruca added, “I was very happy to help with this worthwhile event that helps to feed the hungry in America. It is an excellent program, and I applaud ShopRite for promoting this cause.”
“Help Bag Hunger” is part of the ShopRite Partners year-round In Caring Program, community based initiative, which has donated more than $43 million to charities that provide food assistance throughout the Northeast.