QUINCY – As food banks face increased demand due to the impact of the COVID-19 virus, Stop & Shop today announced it will be donating $1 Million to be divided among its 13 regional food bank partners.
The money will support the food banks in their efforts to fight food insecurity amid the current pandemic.
Stop & Shop’s long-time regional food bank partners are:
- Greater Boston Food Bank
- Rhode Island Community Food Bank
- Worcester County Food Bank
- Food Bank of Western Massachusetts
- Food Bank of CT
- Food Bank for Westchester County
- Food Bank of the Hudson Valley
- Food Bank for NYC
- Community FoodBank of NJ
- Long Island Cares
- Island Harvest
“The effect of coronavirus is far more than physical; it’s having an economic impact on families and their ability to put food and other necessities on the table,” said Stop & Shop President Gordon Reid, in a press release. “This donation will help our food bank partners across the Northeast who let us know they’re in need of cash to support the vital work they are doing in our communities to ensure access to food.”
The one-million-dollar donation will support the food banks as they assist small business workers who may not be compensated during temporary closures, children without access to meals at school, older Americans who are most vulnerable right now, and existing clients who currently face food insecurity daily.